SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is employed to confirm if an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the faking of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When an email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it originates from an official server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, however when it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you are distributing spam. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You are 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 of our cloud web hosting plans. This is done from the section with an identical name and you'll be able to set up the protection for each and every domain on our revolutionary cloud platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you can include several servers as well, when needed. When your e-mail addresses are managed by us, you can also employ an even more secure option by setting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This option can't be used in case your web site is hosted with us, and the e-mails are with a third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection option will strongly enhance your web security and stop other people from spoofing your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all of our semi-dedicated plans, provides you with an incredibly easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF security service for every domain name that you host within your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses. When the e-mails are managed on our end and not by another supplier, you will be able to boost the security level even more and take advantage of an option for all of the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option provides you with better control and it will eliminate any chance of someone counterfeiting your emails with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable if just your site is hosted on our hi-tech cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are handled by a different provider. If you aren't sure what options to choose, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.