SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is is intended to validate if an email message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the faking of emails made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are permitted to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks if it originates from an authorized server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but if it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody can mask an email address to make it look as if you're distributing spam. This method is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Hosting

You can activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our hosting plans. This carried out from the section with the very same name and you'll be able to set up the protection for any domain hosted on our innovative cloud platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you'll have to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to include several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mails are managed on our end, you may also use a more secure option by putting a limit that messages can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This solution cannot be used if your site is hosted here, but the emails are with a third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection option can strongly increase your web protection and prevent others from forging your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans, will provide you with an incredibly intuitive interface to enable the SPF protection service for every domain name that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your email addresses. When the emails are managed by us and not by a different supplier, you'll be able to increase the protection level even further and activate an option for all of the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option will provide you with increased control and it'll eliminate any chance of someone counterfeiting your email addresses with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable when only your web site is hosted on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, while your emails are handled by some other provider. If you are not sure what options to select, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.