SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is designed to validate if an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will stop the forging of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain name creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time some email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks whether it comes from an accredited server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet when it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This approach is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our hosting. This carried out through the section with an identical name and you are able to enable the protection for each and every domain name on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a really handy interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to include several servers too, when needed. When your e-mail addresses are handled on our end, you may also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by putting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This alternative cannot be used when your web site is hosted here, while the email addresses are with some third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can really enhance your web safety and stop others from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute is featured with all semi-dedicated servers, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to activate this service without difficulty for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really intuitive interface, therefore you will not have to be tech-savvy to secure your e-mails. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send e-mails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you've picked. As an extra option, we'll also give you the ability to limit your outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even further by allowing email messages to be sent only if the domain name involved features our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain need to be handled on our end and not by another company. Doing so you'll get even superior control and there won't be a chance for any person to fake your email addresses for harmful uses.