SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is employed to validate whether an e-mail message was sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain name generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests whether it comes from an accredited server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet if it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an email address and make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam messages. This technique is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down list and to enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be permitted to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature will provide you with the highest degree of protection, but it is not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while your emails for the domain name are taken care of in a different place. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard group of services that you'll get using this type of web hosting. Activating the protection involves only several easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even when you've never employed such a feature before, you will not have any issues. Through a really intuitive interface, you'll just have to enter the details of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly created record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any e-mail address for that particular domain and send out emails from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, yet when we manage your email messages, you'll be able to allow an extra level of security by picking an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions regarding this service.