SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is designed to verify whether an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send e-mails from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it comes from an approved server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet when it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody can mask an email address to make it look as if you are sending spam. This method is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our amazing Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be approved to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature offers you the best degree of safety, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain are taken care of in a different place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service, offers you an exceptionally easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain that you host within your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be 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. If the emails are taken care of by us and not by a different provider, you can raise the security level even further and enable an option for your outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will provide you with increased control and it'll eliminate any chance of anybody forging your email addresses with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable in case only your web site is on our outstanding cloud website hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by a different provider. If you aren't sure what options to select, our tech support crew will assist you 24/7.