SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is employed to verify if an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the forging of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send e-mail messages from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever some email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies if it originates from an authorized server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, however if it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an email address and make it look as if you're distributing spam. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You are able to activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our Linux cloud website hosting. This is done from the section with the same name and you are able to set up the protection for any domain name hosted on our exceptional cloud hosting platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you can add several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mails are handled on our end, you can also take advantage of an even more secure option by putting a limit that e-mails can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. This alternative cannot be applied when your web site is here, while your email addresses are with a third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection option can strongly increase your online safety and stop others from spoofing your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute comes with all the semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to activate the service effortlessly for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a rather easy to use interface, which means that you don't have to be tech-savvy to protected your email addresses. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send emails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be activated for the domain name that you have picked. As an extra option, we also give you the ability to control the outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even further by permitting emails to be sent only when the domain in question contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain have to be taken care of on our end and not by a different supplier. In this way you will have even superior control and there will not be a chance for someone to forge your email addresses for malicious purposes.