SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is used to validate if an email message was sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will stop the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests whether it comes from an official server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody can mask an email address to make it appear as if you are sending spam messages. This approach is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with just a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our hosting packages. This carried out through the section bearing the very same name and you can allow the protection for each domain on our advanced cloud platform. Using a really simple interface, all you'll need to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to include several servers as well, if needed. If your e-mail addresses are handled by us, you can also employ a more secure option by putting a limit that messages can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This solution can't be applied when your site is hosted here, but the emails are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection solution can greatly enhance your online security and prevent other people from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, provides you with an extremely user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain name that you host in your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your e-mail addresses. When the e-mails are taken care of on our end and not by another supplier, you can raise the security level even more and benefit from an option for all the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option will give you better control and it will eliminate any chance of anybody forging your emails with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable in case just your site is hosted on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform, while your emails are managed by a different service provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.