SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, which is used to verify if an email message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the faking of email addresses generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain name makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send email messages from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests whether it originates from an official server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, however if it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you are e-mailing spam. This approach is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You are able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our Linux shared packages. This is performed through the section with the very same name and you're able to set up the protection for any domain hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform. Using a very intuitive interface, all you will need to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you are able to add several servers too, when needed. If your emails are managed on our end, you may also employ an even more secure option by placing a limit that messages can be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This solution can't be applied when your website is here, while your e-mails are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution will significantly increase your online protection and prevent other people from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to employ the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional group of services that you'll get using this kind of website hosting. Activating the protection will require just a few simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even when you haven't used this kind of feature before, you will not have any type of troubles. Through a very intuitive interface, you'll simply have to type in the info of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send out emails from a server other than the one you have typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, yet if we handle your email messages, you will be able to allow one more level of security by picking an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff can help you 24/7 in case you have any questions about this service.