SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is used to validate whether an email message is sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will stop the faking of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through verifies whether it comes from an official server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet if it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it look as if you're sending spam messages. This technique is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our cloud hosting service. This is done through the section bearing the same name and you are able to enable the protection for any domain hosted on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. Using a very simple interface, all you have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can add several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mails are managed on our end, you may also take advantage of a more risk-free option by setting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option can't be applied when your web site is hosted here, while your email addresses are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can significantly increase your online security and stop others from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular group of services that you will receive using this kind of web hosting. Activating the protection involves just a couple of simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in case you have never used this kind of function before, you will not have any troubles. Using a very user-friendly interface, you'll just need to input the details of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to forge any email for that particular domain and send emails from a server different from the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but if we manage your emails, you can enable an extra level of security by selecting an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions regarding this service.