SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is is intended to confirm if an email message was sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a domain will prevent the forging of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain name generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks if it originates from an official server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet if it does not originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address and make it appear as if you are distributing spam. This method is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to choose one of your domains from a drop-down menu and to type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be authorized to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution gives you the highest degree of safety, but it is not applicable if only your website is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain are managed elsewhere. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function is available with all Linux semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to use this service without difficulty for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really intuitive interface, therefore you don't need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your e-mails. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you've picked. As an additional option, we will also allow you to control your outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes further by permitting email messages to be sent only if the domain in question contains our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain need to be handled here and not by a different provider. In this way you'll have even superior control and there will not be any chance for any person to forge your e-mail addresses for malicious uses.