SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is is intended to verify if an e-mail message is sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the forging of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain name generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks whether it originates from an accredited server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet if it doesn't originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address to make it look as if you're distributing spam messages. This method is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of mouse-clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down list and enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be authorized to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution gives you the best degree of protection, but it's not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain are managed somewhere else. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection feature is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated plans, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to use the service effortlessly for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a really user-friendly interface, which means that you will not have to be tech-savvy to secure your e-mails. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send emails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be active for the domain that you have chosen. As an additional option, we also allow you to limit your outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even better by allowing messages to be sent only when the domain name in question has our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain have to be taken care of by us and not by another supplier. By doing so you will have even superior control and there will not be any chances for somebody to counterfeit your e-mails for harmful intentions.