SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is used to validate if an email message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will stop the forging of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain name creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks if it originates from an approved server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however if it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you're e-mailing spam messages. This technique is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our cloud hosting. This is performed via the section bearing an identical name and you are able to allow the protection for each and every domain hosted on our leading-edge cloud platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you'll need to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to add several servers too, when needed. If your email addresses are handled by us, you may also employ a more risk-free option by setting a restriction that email messages can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. This alternative can't be applied in case your site is here, and the email addresses are with a third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection option can tremendously enhance your web security and stop other people from forging your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to secure your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain name in the account with just a few clicks. This is done through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with such issues, you will not have any troubles to enable the protection. The only things that you'll have to do will be to select a domain from a drop-down menu and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed worldwide only if they were sent from that specific server. If your email addresses are taken care of by us and not by some third-party provider, you will also be able to activate an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain name features our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. Should you have any questions related to thisfeature, you'll be able to contact our support crew 24/7.