SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is employed to verify whether an email message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the forging of emails made with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies if it comes from an authorized server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet if it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody can mask an email address to make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam. This technique is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down list and then enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This solution will give you the best level of safety, but it is not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while the emails for the domain name are taken care of somewhere else. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain name hosted in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with such matters, you will not have any problems to activate the security. The only things that you'll have to do will be to pick a domain name from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed worldwide only if they're sent from that server. In case your e-mail addresses are managed by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to use an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain name contains our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. If you have any questions related to thisfunction, you can contact our tech support crew 24/7.