SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is is intended to verify if an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are permitted to send e-mails from mail boxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks if it originates from an authorized server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but if it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address to make it look as if you are sending spam messages. This approach is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

The SPF protection feature is provided by default with each cloud web hosting package that we supply and you can use it with ease so that you can secure the email addresses for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of our outstanding, yet easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out emails from e-mails generated under the domain that you've selected. Your e-mail addresses may be handled by some other provider, but if we take care of them together with your web site, you can activate an option for your email messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This solution provides you with greater security as just our server will be authorized to send emails from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or if you experience any troubles with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they'll help you right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to protect your email addresses by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain name in the account with just a couple of clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with these kinds of matters, you will not have any kind of problems to activate the protection. Everything that you will need to do will be to select a domain from a drop-down menu then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered worldwide only if they are sent from that specific server. In case your email addresses are managed by our company and not by some third-party provider, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for email messages to be mailed only if the domain contains our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. Should you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our tech support crew 24/7.