SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is designed to validate if an email message is sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the counterfeiting of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are permitted to send email messages from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When some email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests whether it comes from an authorized server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet if it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address to make it look as if you are distributing spam. This approach is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Hosting

You are able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux hosting service. This is done via the section with the same name and you're able to allow the protection for each and every domain name hosted on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. Using a really time and effort saving interface, all you need to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to add several servers too, if needed. When your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us, you can also take advantage of an even more secure option by putting a restriction that messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This solution cannot be applied if your site is hosted with us, while the email addresses are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can considerably increase your online safety and prevent others from spoofing your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for every domain name hosted in the account with just a few clicks. This is done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous experience with these matters, you will not have any kind of trouble to enable the protection. All that you will need to do is to find a domain from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered around the world only if they were sent from that particular server. In case your email addresses are taken care of by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain name contains our MX records and this would be the safest option. When you have any questions related to thisfunction, you can contact our tech support team 24/7.