SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is used to verify if an email message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the faking of emails made with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks whether it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, however when it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam. This approach is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

You are able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our website hosting. This carried out from the section bearing an identical name and you are able to enable the protection for each and every domain name on our outstanding cloud platform. Using a very simple interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to include several servers too, when needed. In case your e-mails are taken care of by us, you may also employ an even more risk-free option by placing a limit that messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. This solution cannot be applied in case your web site is here, while your e-mail addresses are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will definitely enhance your web safety and prevent others from spoofing your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you can activate the service with ease for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a really intuitive interface, which means that you will not need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your email addresses. You'll simply 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 activated for the domain that you have chosen. As an additional option, we also give you the ability to limit the outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes further by allowing messages to be sent only if the domain involved features our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name have to be managed here and not by a different provider. Doing so you'll have even superior control and there won't be any chance for somebody to forge your emails for harmful purposes.