SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is is intended to verify if an email message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the faking of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain name creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When some email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests whether it originates from an accredited server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however when it doesn't originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail 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

The SPF protection feature is accessible as standard with each cloud hosting plan that we supply and you will be able to use it with ease in order to secure the email addresses for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our innovative, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from email addresses made under the domain that you've selected. Your e-mail addresses can be handled by another company, but when we take care of them in addition to your site, you may also enable an option for emails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This solution provides you with superior security as just our server will be certified to send out messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any issues with this particular service, you can contact our tech support team at any time and they'll give you a hand without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all of our Linux semi-dedicated servers, offers you an exceptionally easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF protection service for each domain that you host within your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses. When the e-mails are managed by us and not by some other supplier, you're able to boost the protection level even more and enable an option for all the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it will eliminate any possibility of anybody counterfeiting your emails with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable when just your site is on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by another service provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our tech support staff will assist you 24/7.