SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is is intended to confirm whether an email message is sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the forging of emails made with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are permitted to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests whether it originates from an approved server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, but when it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you're sending spam messages. This technique is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

You'll be able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our Linux website hosting. This is performed from the section bearing the same name and you can allow the protection for each and every domain name part of our advanced cloud platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you will need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to include several servers as well, when needed. When your e-mails are taken care of by us, you can also take advantage of a more risk-free option by setting a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This solution can't be used if your site is here, but your e-mail addresses are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection option can really enhance your online security and prevent other people from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can secure your emails by activating the SPF security service for every domain name in the account with only a couple of clicks. This is done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with these matters, you will not have any difficulties to activate the security. The only things that you will have to do will be to select a domain name from a drop-down menu and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent worldwide only if they were sent from that particular server. In case your e-mail addresses are managed by our company and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to use an option for email messages to be mailed only if the domain features our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. If you have any questions regarding thisfeature, you can get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.