SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is employed to validate whether an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will stop the faking of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks whether it originates from an authorized server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet when it doesn't originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam messages. This approach is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our web hosting. This is performed through the section with the same name and you're able to allow the protection for each domain name hosted on our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a really simple interface, all you will have to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to add several servers too, when needed. In case your emails are taken care of on our end, you may also take advantage of a more risk-free option by setting a limit that emails can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This solution can't be used when your web site is hosted with us, and the email addresses are with a third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection option will strongly enhance your online safety and stop other people from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the standard group of services that you'll get with this kind of website hosting. Starting the protection requires just several simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even if you haven't employed such a function before, you will not have any type of problems. Through a really easy-to-use interface, you will just need to enter the information of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email address for that particular domain and send messages from a server different from the one you have entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, still if we handle your email messages, you will be able to enable one more level of security by choosing an option that email messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support crew will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions about this service.