SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is employed to verify whether an email message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are permitted to send e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies if it originates from an approved server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however when it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you're sending spam. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection option is available as standard with each cloud hosting plan that we offer and you are able to use it with ease so as to protect the e-mail addresses for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of our cutting-edge, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from email addresses made under the domain name that you've picked. Your email addresses can be taken care of by a different company, but if we take care of them along with your web site, you may also activate an option for your e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This solution gives you greater security as only our server will be authorized to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. When you have any questions or if you experience any kind of issues with this particular service, you can contact our tech support crew at any time and they'll help you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for any domain in your account with just a few clicks. This can be done from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with such things, you will not have any difficulties to enable the security. Everything that you will need to do is to pick a domain name from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed globally only if they're sent from that particular server. When your e-mail addresses are handled by us and not by a third-party supplier, you can also activate an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain name contains our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. In case you have any questions about thisfeature, you can contact our technical support team 24/7.