SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is employed to validate whether an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the faking of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain name creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies if it comes from an accredited server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet when it doesn't originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody can mask an email address then make it look as if you are distributing spam. This technique is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

The SPF protection option is available as standard with every single cloud web hosting plan that we offer and you can use it without difficulty in order to protect the email addresses for any domain name hosted in your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of the outstanding, and easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP of the email server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out emails from email addresses created under the domain that you've picked. Your email addresses may be handled by another company, but when we handle them together with your web site, you can enable the option for your e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This feature provides you with superior security as just our server will be certified to send emails from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any sort of difficulties with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they'll assist you without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services, will provide you with an extremely intuitive interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your e-mails. In case the emails are managed by us and not by another supplier, you'll be able to raise the protection level even more and take advantage of an option for your outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option provides you with more control and it'll eliminate any possibility of someone faking your e-mails with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable if just your web site is on our hi-tech cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by some other provider. If you aren't sure what features to select, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.