SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is designed to validate whether an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this attribute for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers which are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through verifies whether it originates from an authorized server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but if it doesn't originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address and make it appear as if you are sending spam messages. This technique is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection function is accessible by default with each cloud hosting plan that we offer and you can use it with ease in order to protect the emails for any domain name hosted within your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of our revolutionary, and easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from e-mails created under the domain that you've selected. Your email addresses may be handled by a different provider, but in case that we handle them along with your web site, you can enable an option for your messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This solution gives you better security as just our server will be authorized to send email messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or if you experience any kind of problems with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew anytime and they will give you a hand right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you can benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard collection of services that you will have with this type of hosting. Starting the protection requires only a few simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you haven't used this kind of function before, you will not have any problems. Employing an exceptionally easy-to-use interface, you will just have to insert the information of the mail server which will be certified to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly created record propagates, no one will be able to forge any email for that particular domain and send out messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, but when we take care of your email messages, you are able to activate an additional level of security by choosing an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.