SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is designed to verify whether an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the forging of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send emails from mailboxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies whether it originates from an authorized server. If it does, it's sent 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 mask an email address and make it look as if you're e-mailing spam messages. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available as standard with every single hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to use it without any difficulty in order to protect the e-mail addresses for each domain hosted in your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of our state-of-the-art, and easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from emails made under the domain that you have picked. Your emails can be handled by a different provider, but when we handle them in addition to your site, you can enable an option for your emails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This option provides you with improved security as just our server will be certified to send emails from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any questions or if you have any kind of problems with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew anytime and they will give you a hand in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to use this particular service without difficulty for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a really easy to use interface, which means that you will not have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your e-mails. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you have chosen. As a further option, we'll also give you the ability to limit your outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even better by permitting email messages to be sent only when the domain name in question features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain should be managed on our end and not by some other provider. By doing this you'll enjoy even better control and there won't be a chance for anyone to counterfeit your e-mails for malicious objectives.