SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is used to confirm if an e-mail message was sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies if it comes from an authorized server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, however when it doesn't originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody can mask an email address then make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam messages. This approach is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available by default with every single cloud hosting plan that we offer and you're able to use it without difficulty so as to protect the emails for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of the cutting-edge, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the e-mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send messages from e-mails generated under the domain name that you've picked. Your e-mail addresses can be taken care of by another company, but when we manage them together with your site, you can enable an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This selection provides you with better protection as solely our server will be certified to send emails from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any questions or if you have any sort of troubles with this particular service, you can contact our tech support team anytime and they will help you right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all our semi-dedicated servers, provides you with a very easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain name that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses. If the email messages are handled by us and not by another supplier, you're able to raise the protection level even further and activate an option for all 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 anybody faking your emails with the intention of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable if only your website is on our modern cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are managed by some other service provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.