SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is used to verify whether an email message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the faking of email addresses generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests whether it originates from an authorized server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet when it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody can mask an email address then make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam messages. This technique is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud platform with only a couple of clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to use it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and then enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be authorized to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This option will provide you with the top degree of protection, but it is not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while the emails for the domain are taken care of in a different place. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that comes with all of our Linux semi-dedicated packages, provides you with an exceptionally intuitive interface to activate the SPF security service for each domain that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mails. If the emails are handled on our end and not by a different supplier, you will be able to raise the protection level even more and benefit from an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option will provide you with more control and it'll eliminate any possibility of someone counterfeiting your email addresses with the objective of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable if only your site is hosted on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by some other provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our technical support crew will help you 24/7.