SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is designed to verify if an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies if it comes from an official server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, however if it does not originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody can mask an email address to make it look as if you're distributing spam. This method is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You can enable the SPF protection service for your domains with only a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our cloud web hosting. This is done from the section bearing an identical name and you're able to set up the protection for each and every domain name on our advanced cloud platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you'll need to type in 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're able to add several servers too, if needed. If your email addresses are taken care of by us, you can also employ a more secure option by setting a limit that messages can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. This alternative can't be used when your web site is hosted with us, while your email addresses are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection solution will definitely increase your web safety and stop others from spoofing your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional group of services that you'll get with this type of web hosting. Starting the protection will involve only a few simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in the event that you've never employed such a feature before, you will not have any kind of problems. Employing a very user-friendly interface, you'll only need to insert the info of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently made record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any email address for that particular domain name and send e-mails from a server other than the one you have typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, however when we handle your emails, you will be able to activate an additional level of security by picking an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions related to this service.