SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is employed to validate if an email message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the forging of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain name makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies whether it originates from an official server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however if it doesn't originate from a server indexed 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 appear as if you're distributing spam messages. This approach is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available by default with every single cloud website hosting package that we supply and you will be able to use it without difficulty so as to secure the e-mails for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our outstanding, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send emails from email addresses generated under the domain name that you've picked. Your emails may be taken care of by a different company, but in case that we take care of them in addition to your website, you can enable an option for your email messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This option will provide you with even better protection as just our server will be approved to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or if you have any issues with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they will assist you right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the regular group of services that you will receive using this type of website hosting. Enabling the protection requires just a couple of easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have never employed such a function before, you will not have any kind of problems. Through an exceptionally easy-to-use interface, you'll just have to insert the details of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently generated record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any e-mail for that particular domain and send out messages from a server other than the one you have entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, however if we take care of your email messages, you will be able to activate an additional level of protection by picking an option that email messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions about this service.