SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is employed to validate if an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the faking of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it comes from an accredited server. If it does, it's 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 e-mail address then make it appear as if you're e-mailing spam. This technique is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You are able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud hosting. This is performed through the section bearing an identical name and you're able to set up the protection for each domain name part of our revolutionary cloud platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you need to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to add several servers too, when needed. In case your emails are managed on our end, you may also use a more secure option by putting a restriction that email messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. This option cannot be used when your website is hosted here, but the email addresses are with some third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection option will tremendously enhance your online safety and prevent other people from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which is included with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, provides you with a really easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF protection service for every domain name that you host within your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. If the email messages are handled on our end and not by some other provider, you are able to increase the protection level even more and enable an option for the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option will give you more control and it will eliminate any possibility of anyone counterfeiting your emails with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable if just your website is on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are handled by another provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our technical support crew will help you 24/7.