SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is is intended to confirm if an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will stop the forging of emails created with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers that are permitted to send e-mails from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When an email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it comes from an official server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however if it does not come from a server part of 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 technique is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down list and then type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be authorized to send emails from your emails. As an added option you can even restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature will give you the top level of security, but it is not applicable when only your website is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are handled elsewhere. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to protect your emails by activating the SPF security service for any domain name hosted in the account with just a few mouse-clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with such matters, you won't have any trouble to enable the protection. Everything that you will need to do is to find a domain from a drop-down list then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered worldwide only if they were sent from that particular server. When your email addresses are handled by us and not by some third-party provider, you'll also be able to use an option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name includes our MX records and this is the most secure option. When you have any kind of questions related to thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our support team 24/7.