SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is designed to confirm whether an e-mail message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will prevent the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain name makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are allowed to send email messages from mailboxes using the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks if it originates from an authorized server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet when it does not originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody can mask an email address then make it look as if you're distributing spam messages. This method is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You can activate the SPF protection option for your domains with just a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our Linux shared service. This carried out through the section bearing the same name and you are able to set up the protection for any domain name part of our outstanding cloud platform. Using a really simple interface, all you have to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to add several servers too, if needed. When your emails are taken care of on our end, you can also employ an even more secure option by setting a limit that messages can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This solution can't be applied in case your site is here, and the email addresses are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection solution can greatly increase your web protection and stop others from forging your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional collection of services that you'll get with this kind of website hosting. Enabling the protection will involve only a few easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even if you haven't employed such a feature before, you won't have any troubles. Through an exceptionally easy-to-use interface, you will just have to input the details of the mail server that will be certified to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send out email messages from a server other than the one you've typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, still in case we handle your emails, you'll be able to allow an additional level of security by selecting an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any questions about this service.