SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, which is is intended to validate whether an e-mail message is sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of emails made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send e-mail messages from mailboxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time an email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses verifies if it originates from an official server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, however when it doesn't originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you are distributing spam. This approach is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

You'll be able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with just a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our Linux website hosting packages. This is done from the section bearing an identical name and you're able to allow the protection for each and every domain name hosted on our outstanding cloud hosting platform. Using a very intuitive interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited 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 as well, when needed. In case your emails are managed by us, you can also employ an even more secure option by placing a restriction that email messages can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This alternative cannot be used if your website is here, but the emails are with some third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can greatly enhance your online protection and prevent other people from forging your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated packages, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to use the service easily for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a really intuitive interface, which means that you do not have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your e-mail addresses. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send out emails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you've chosen. As an extra option, we will also give you the ability to restrict the outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes further by allowing email messages to be sent only when the domain involved contains our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain have to be managed here and not by another supplier. In this way you will get even better control and there won't be any chances for anybody to forge your e-mails for harmful uses.