SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is is intended to verify if an email message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will prevent the faking of email addresses generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send email messages from mailboxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies whether it comes from an authorized server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, but when it does not originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an email address to make it look as if you're sending spam. This approach is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with just a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in our Linux shared hosting. This is done through the section bearing the same name and you can set up the protection for each domain part of our modern cloud platform. Using a really time and effort saving interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to add several servers as well, if needed. When your e-mails are managed on our end, you can also take advantage of an even more secure option by placing a restriction that email messages can be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This solution cannot be applied when your web site is hosted with us, but the e-mail addresses are with a third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution can greatly increase your online security and prevent others from counterfeiting your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will provide you with a very user-friendly interface to enable the SPF protection service for any domain that you host inside your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mails. When the emails are handled by us and not by some other supplier, you can increase the security level even more and enable an option for the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option provides you with increased control and it will eliminate any chance of someone faking your e-mail addresses with the intention of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable when just your website is on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by a different provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our tech support crew will assist you 24/7.