SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is designed to verify whether an e-mail message is sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will stop the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers which are permitted to send e-mail messages from mail boxes under the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests whether it originates from an authorized server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however if it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody can mask an email address to make it appear as if you're distributing spam. This method is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

The SPF protection function is accessible by default with every single cloud website hosting plan that we supply and you're able to use it without any difficulty so as to protect the emails for any domain name hosted in your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of the hi-tech, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP of the e-mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send email messages from email addresses made under the domain that you've selected. Your e-mails can be handled by a different company, but when we manage them along with your website, you may also activate an option for your email messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This option will provide you with improved security as exclusively our server will be permitted to send messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any questions or if you experience any sort of issues with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they will help you without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to use the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard group of services that you'll receive with this type of web hosting. Starting the protection requires only a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in case you have never used this type of function before, you won't have any troubles. Employing a really easy to work with interface, you'll only have to input the information of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly generated record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any email address for that particular domain name and send emails from a server different from the one you've typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, still in case we take care of your emails, you can enable one more level of protection by selecting an option that email messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support crew can help you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.