SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is is intended to validate if an email message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the forging of emails made with the domain. In simple words: enabling 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 emails from mail boxes using the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests if it comes from an approved server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, but if it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address to make it look as if you are e-mailing spam messages. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and type in the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be authorized to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you can even restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution will give you the best level of protection, but it's not applicable when only your website is on our servers while the emails for the domain name are handled in another place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services, will provide you with a really user-friendly interface to enable the SPF protection service for any domain that you host inside your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your emails. When the e-mail messages are managed by us and not by another supplier, you're able to increase the security level even more and take advantage of an option for the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option provides you with increased control and it will eliminate any possibility of anyone counterfeiting your e-mails with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable if just your website is hosted on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by another service provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.