SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is designed to confirm if an email message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the forging of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are permitted to send email messages from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it originates from an approved server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, however if it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will mask an email address to make it appear as if you are sending spam. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You can enable the SPF protection service for your domains with just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our Linux cloud web hosting service. This carried out via the section bearing an identical name and you can allow the protection for each and every domain hosted on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you'll need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you'll be able to include several servers as well, when needed. When your e-mails are managed on our end, you can also employ an even more risk-free option by placing a restriction that emails can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This solution can't be applied if your website is here, but the e-mail addresses are with a third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution can significantly improve your online protection and stop others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional group of services that you'll receive with this kind of website hosting. Activating the protection requires only several simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in case you've never used this type of feature before, you will not have any type of problems. Employing an exceptionally user-friendly interface, you'll only need to input the details of the mail server which will be permitted to send 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 counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out e-mail messages from a server different from the one you've entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, yet if we take care of your e-mails, you'll be able to allow an additional level of protection by choosing an option that email messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support team will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any questions regarding this service.