SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is used to verify if an email message was sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a domain will prevent the forging of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this attribute for a domain name generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are allowed to send e-mails from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever some email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it originates from an accredited server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but when it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody can mask an email address then make it look as if you are distributing spam. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our amazing Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down menu and type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be approved to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature provides you with the highest degree of safety, but it's not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain are handled in a different place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the standard group of services that you'll get using this kind of website hosting. Enabling the protection involves only several easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have never employed such a function before, you won't have any kind of troubles. Through an exceptionally easy-to-use interface, you'll just have to type in the information of the mail server which will be certified to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently generated record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain name and send messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, yet when we take care of your e-mails, you are able to allow an extra level of security by selecting an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support staff can assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions about this service.