SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is is intended to validate if an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the faking of emails made with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever an e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it comes from an accredited server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, but when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This approach is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection option for your domains with a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our website hosting. This is performed via the section bearing the very same name and you can enable the protection for each and every domain hosted on our outstanding cloud platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you have to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to add several servers too, when needed. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of on our end, you may also use an even more risk-free option by setting a restriction that emails can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This option cannot be applied in case your site is hosted here, but the e-mail addresses are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection option can significantly increase your web safety and stop others from forging your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with all of our semi-dedicated servers, offers you an exceptionally easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain name that you host in your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your e-mails. When the e-mail messages are handled on our end and not by a different provider, you're able to increase the protection level even more and benefit from an option for the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will give you increased control and it will eliminate any chance of anybody forging your email addresses with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable if only your website is hosted on our modern cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by another provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.