SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is used to verify whether an email message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain name makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers which are allowed to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through verifies whether it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but if it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address and make it appear as if you're sending spam messages. This technique is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

The SPF protection option is provided by default with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we supply and you will be able to use it without difficulty so as to protect the e-mail addresses for any domain hosted in your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our cutting-edge, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP of the e-mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from email addresses made under the domain name that you've selected. Your emails can be taken care of by another supplier, but when we take care of them in addition to your website, you can also activate an option for emails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This feature gives you even better security as only our server will be certified to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any kind of questions or if you have any kind of difficulties with this particular service, you can contact our tech support crew at any time and they'll assist you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for every domain name in your account with just a few clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with these things, you won't have any kind of difficulties to activate the security. Everything that you'll have to do is to find a domain from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent around the world only if they're sent from that specific server. In case your e-mail addresses are handled by us and not by some third-party supplier, you can also activate an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain includes our MX records and the aforementioned would be the most secure option. Should you have any kind of questions regarding thisfunction, you can contact our tech support crew 24/7.