SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is employed to confirm whether an email message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the faking of emails created with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests if it originates from an official server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, but if it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This method is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

The SPF protection option is accessible by default with every single web hosting package that we offer and you're able to use it without difficulty in order to protect the e-mail addresses for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is managed through the Emails section of the state-of-the-art, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mails from emails created under the domain that you have selected. Your email addresses may be managed by another provider, but if we take care of them along with your site, you can enable an option for your e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This feature will provide you with even better protection as exclusively our server will be permitted to send emails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any questions or in case you experience any sort of issues with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they will give you a hand in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that is included with our Linux semi-dedicated servers, will provide you with an exceptionally easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF protection service for every domain name that you host within 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 that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses. When the email messages are handled on our end and not by some other supplier, you can boost the protection level even more and take advantage of an option for all the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option gives you more control and it will eliminate any possibility of someone counterfeiting your emails with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your website is on our outstanding cloud website hosting platform, while your emails are handled by some other provider. If you aren't sure what options to choose, our technical support team will help you 24/7.