SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is used to confirm whether an email message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a domain will stop the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this attribute for a domain name generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through verifies if it originates from an authorized server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet if it does not originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This method is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

When you host your domains in a cloud website hosting account with us and we manage the e-mails for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in a separate section where you are able to view which domain names are already secured. For those that aren't, you will be able to activate the SPF protection service and manage a lot of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to create a rule that emails can be sent only when your domain names use our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, but it can be used if we take care of the e-mail addresses for your domain names and you are not using some other email supplier. The newly generated records will propagate within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email with your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is provided with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will provide you with an extremely easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF protection service for any domain name that you host within your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses. In case the e-mails are managed by us and not by a different provider, you can boost the protection level even further and enable an option for the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option gives you more control and it will eliminate any chance of somebody forging your e-mail addresses with the objective of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable if just your website is hosted on our outstanding cloud hosting platform, while your e-mails are handled by another service provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our technical support staff will assist you 24/7.