SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is used to verify if an email message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the forging of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: 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 permitted to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests whether it originates from an accredited server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, but when it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address to make it look as if you are sending spam messages. This approach is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down list and then enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send messages from your emails. As an added option you can even restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This option will provide you with the highest standard of security, but it's not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while the emails for the domain are handled elsewhere. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for any domain name hosted in your account with just a few clicks. This is done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these kinds of things, you won't have any kind of trouble to activate the protection. All that you will need to do is to find a domain name from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered around the world only if they are sent from that server. When your e-mail addresses are handled by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to activate an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. When you have any questions about thisfeature, you can get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.