SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, which is employed to confirm whether an email message is sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the forging of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send email messages from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet when it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you're sending spam. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection feature is accessible as standard with each cloud hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to use it with ease in order to protect the emails for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of the cutting-edge, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out emails from emails made under the domain name that you have selected. Your e-mails can be handled by some other supplier, but if we handle them together with your site, you may also enable the option for e-mails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This feature provides you with even better protection as solely our server will be authorized to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any questions or in case you have any troubles with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support crew at any time and they'll assist you without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to protect your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain name in your account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these kinds of issues, you won't have any kind of difficulties to enable the security. The only things that you will have to do will be to select a domain name from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent globally only if they are sent from that particular server. When your e-mail addresses are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to use an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain name contains our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. If you have any kind of questions about thisfeature, you will be able to get in touch with our support team 24/7.