SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is is intended to validate whether an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests if it originates from an official server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however when it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address to make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam messages. This method is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

The SPF protection option is accessible as standard with each cloud web hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to use it without any difficulty so that you can secure the emails for each domain hosted in your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our advanced, and easy-to-navigate 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. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send emails from emails created under the domain name that you've selected. Your emails may be taken care of by a different supplier, but in case that we handle them in addition to your web site, you can activate the option for messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This solution gives you superior security as just our server will be authorized to send emails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any questions or if you experience any kind of difficulties with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they will help you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain name in your account with only a few clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with such things, you will not have any trouble to activate the security. All that you'll need to do is to find a domain name from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent worldwide only if they are sent from that server. In case your emails are handled by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to use an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. If you have any kind of questions regarding thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our support crew 24/7.