SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is designed to validate whether an email message is sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the forging of emails made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks whether it originates from an accredited server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet when it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will mask an email address then make it look as if you're sending spam messages. This approach is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud platform with only a couple of clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down menu and enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be certified to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This option offers you the best level of safety, but it's not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are taken care of somewhere else. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to use the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional group of services that you'll get using this kind of web hosting. Starting the protection involves just a few easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you have never used this type of function before, you won't have any problems. Through a really easy-to-use interface, you'll just need to enter the details of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly made record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain name and send messages from a server other than the one you've typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, still when we take care of your email messages, you're able to allow one more level of security by choosing an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team can help you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.