SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is used to verify whether an email message is sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will stop the forging of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers which are permitted to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks whether it originates from an official server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, but when it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address to make it look as if you're e-mailing spam. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our amazing Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and then type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be permitted to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution will give you the best degree of protection, but it's not applicable when only your website is on our servers while your emails for the domain are handled elsewhere. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function is available with all semi-dedicated services, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to use the service easily for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very easy to use interface, which means that you do not have to be tech-savvy to protected your emails. You'll only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send out e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be active for the domain that you have selected. As an additional option, we also give you the ability to restrict your outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing emails to be sent only when the domain in question includes our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name need to be managed on our end and not by a different company. Doing so you'll have even superior control and there won't be any chances for someone to forge your emails for malicious objectives.