SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is is intended to validate whether an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests if it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but when it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you are distributing spam messages. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection option is provided by default with every single cloud hosting plan that we supply and you are able to use it without any difficulty so that you can protect the e-mails for any domain name hosted within your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of the outstanding, and easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out messages from emails generated under the domain that you have picked. Your email addresses can be managed by some other company, but in case that we handle them in addition to your website, you can also activate the option for messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This option gives you better security as only our server will be authorized to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any questions or if you have any sort of troubles with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support team anytime and they will help you right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain name hosted in your account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with such issues, you won't have any problems to enable the security. Everything that you'll need to do is to pick a domain from a drop-down list and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent worldwide only if they were sent from that server. In case your email addresses are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party provider, you'll also be able to activate an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain has our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. When you have any questions about thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.