SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is designed to confirm if an email message is sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain name makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies if it originates from an approved server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, but if it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you're distributing spam messages. This method is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

The SPF protection feature is accessible by default with every single website hosting package that we supply and you are able to use it without difficulty in order to secure the e-mail addresses for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of the cutting-edge, yet easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the email server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out emails from e-mails made under the domain that you've selected. Your email addresses can be taken care of by another company, but when we manage them together with your site, you can enable the option for your messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This feature will provide you with even better security as just our server will be authorized to send out messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any questions or if you have any difficulties with this service, you can contact our technical support crew anytime and they'll assist you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function is featured with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to use the service easily for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a rather user-friendly interface, so you don't have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your emails. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be active for the domain that you've selected. As an extra option, we'll also give you the ability to limit the outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even better by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain in question has our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name have to be taken care of by us and not by another supplier. Thus you'll have even better control and there won't be a chance for anybody to counterfeit your email addresses for harmful activities.