SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, which is designed to validate whether an email message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain name generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are permitted to send email messages from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks whether it comes from an accredited server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet when it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address to make it appear as if you're sending spam. This method is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud website hosting plans. This is performed via the section bearing the very same name and you are able to set up the protection for any domain name part of our state-of-the-art cloud platform. Using a really time and effort saving interface, all you need to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can include several servers as well, when needed. When your e-mail addresses are taken care of on our end, you can also employ an even more secure option by setting a limit that email messages can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option can't be used in case your web site is hosted with us, while the email addresses are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution can greatly improve your web security and stop others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that is included with our Linux semi-dedicated servers, provides you with a really easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF protection service for every domain 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 that will be allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses. If the e-mail messages are handled on our end and not by some other supplier, you are able to raise the security level even further and enable an option for the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option provides you with better control and it'll eliminate any chance of anyone faking your emails with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable in case only your site is on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are handled by a different service provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our tech support staff will help you 24/7.