SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, that is employed to confirm whether an email message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a domain will prevent the faking of email addresses created 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 e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies whether it originates from an official server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but if it doesn't originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will mask an email address and make it appear as if you're distributing spam messages. This approach is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection option is available by default with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer and you can use it without difficulty to secure the emails for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our innovative, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send email messages from email addresses made under the domain name that you've picked. Your e-mails can be handled by a different company, but in case that we handle them in addition to your site, you can enable an option for e-mails to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This feature will provide you with greater security as solely our server will be permitted to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. When you have any questions or in case you have any sort of difficulties with this particular service, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they'll help you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to use the SPF protection feature as part of the regular set of services that you will get with this kind of website hosting. Starting the protection requires only several simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you've never used such a function before, you will not have any type of troubles. Through a really easy to work with interface, you'll simply need to type in the details of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly generated record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send emails from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, yet if we take care of your e-mails, you are able to enable one more level of security by choosing an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions about this service.