SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is employed to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever some email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests if it comes from an official server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address and make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam messages. This method is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our state-of-the-art Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to choose one of your domains from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can even restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution will give you the highest level of protection, but it is not applicable when only your site is on our servers while the emails for the domain are managed somewhere else. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to use the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional set of services that you'll get using this kind of hosting. Starting the protection will require just a few easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in the event that you have never employed such a feature before, you will not have any issues. Using a really intuitive interface, you will simply have to type in the details of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently generated record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send e-mail messages from a server other than the one you've entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, yet if we manage your email messages, you are able to activate an additional level of protection by choosing an option that email messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support crew will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions related to this service.