SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is is intended to confirm if an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will stop the faking of emails made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks whether it originates from an approved server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, however when it doesn't originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody can mask an email address to make it appear as if you are distributing spam messages. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

The SPF protection option is accessible as standard with each and every website hosting package that we offer and you'll be able to use it with ease so as to protect the emails for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of our innovative, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out emails from email addresses generated under the domain that you've picked. Your e-mail addresses may be managed by another provider, but if we take care of them along with your website, you can also activate the option for your emails to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This option provides you with improved protection as solely our server will be approved to send out emails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any kind of questions or if you have any sort of troubles with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew anytime and they'll assist you without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function is featured with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you can activate this particular service easily for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a rather easy to work with interface, so you won't need to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mail addresses. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send emails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain name that you have picked. As an additional option, we'll also give you the ability to restrict your outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even further by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain involved contains our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain have to be managed by us and not by another provider. By doing this you will get even better control and there will not be a chance for any person to counterfeit your e-mails for malicious purposes.