SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is designed to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the forging of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send e-mails from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever some email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests whether it originates from an approved server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, but when it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you are sending spam. This technique is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The function can be found in the Emails section of our amazing Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to use it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This option provides you with the top level of protection, but it is not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are taken care of in a different place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional collection of services that you will have with this type of web hosting. Starting the protection will require just several easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you've never used this kind of function before, you will not have any troubles. Using a really easy-to-use interface, you'll simply have to type in the info of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently made record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email address for that particular domain and send e-mail messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, yet if we manage your emails, you'll be able to allow an extra level of protection by selecting an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support crew will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.