SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is designed to verify whether an e-mail message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will prevent the faking of emails created with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers which are permitted to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time an e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses verifies whether it comes from an official server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, but if it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody can mask an email address and make it look as if you are e-mailing spam messages. This technique is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our shared web hosting. This is done through the section bearing the very same name and you are able to enable the protection for each and every domain on our exceptional cloud platform. Using a really user-friendly interface, all you have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to include several servers as well, when needed. When your emails are taken care of by us, you may also take advantage of a more secure option by placing a limit that email messages can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This solution cannot be applied if your website is hosted here, while the emails are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution will strongly improve your web security and prevent other people from counterfeiting your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute is featured with all semi-dedicated servers, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to use this service effortlessly for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very user-friendly interface, therefore you won't need to be tech-savvy to secure your e-mails. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you have chosen. As a further option, we also allow you to limit the outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even further by permitting messages to be sent only if the domain involved features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain have to be managed on our end and not by another supplier. By doing so you'll have even superior control and there will not be any chances for any person to counterfeit your email addresses for malicious purposes.