SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is is intended to verify whether an email message is sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the forging of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are permitted to send e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, but when it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you're sending spam. This technique is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

You'll be able to enable the SPF protection option for your domains with only a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our shared web hosting. This is performed through the section bearing the same name and you can set up the protection for each and every domain part of our outstanding cloud hosting platform. Using a really handy interface, all you'll need to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to add several servers as well, when needed. In case your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us, you can also employ a more risk-free option by putting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. This option can't be used when your web site is here, but the e-mail addresses are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection option can considerably enhance your online security and stop other people from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute is featured with all of the semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to use this particular service effortlessly for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a really intuitive interface, so you will not need to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mail addresses. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send e-mails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you have selected. As an extra option, we also give you the ability to limit the outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes further by allowing messages to be sent only if the domain name in question contains our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain have to be handled on our end and not by a different supplier. By doing so you'll have even superior control and there won't be any chances for somebody to forge your e-mail addresses for malicious purposes.