SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is designed to validate whether an email message was sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the forging of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send email messages from mailboxes using the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time some email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it originates from an authorized server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, but when it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will mask an email address and make it appear as if you are sending spam. This method is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our Linux cloud hosting services. This is performed via the section bearing the very same name and you'll be able to allow the protection for each domain hosted on our leading-edge cloud platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you'll need to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you are able to include several servers too, if needed. When your e-mails are taken care of by us, you can also use an even more secure option by setting a limit that emails can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. This solution can't be used when your website is here, but the e-mails are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection option will strongly improve your online security and stop other people from spoofing your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular group of services that you will get using this kind of hosting. Enabling the protection involves only a few simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in the event that you've never used this kind of function before, you won't have any kind of troubles. Through an exceptionally intuitive interface, you'll just have to input the info of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently generated record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain and send email messages from a server other than the one you've entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, but if we take care of your e-mails, you can enable one more level of protection by picking an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions about this service.