SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is employed to confirm whether an email message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will prevent the forging of email addresses generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send e-mails from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time an e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks whether it comes from an authorized server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, however when it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you are e-mailing spam. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to choose one of your domains from a drop-down list and then type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be certified to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature provides you with the best standard of protection, but it's not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are taken care of somewhere else. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection attribute is provided with all of the Linux semi-dedicated services, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to use this service without difficulty for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a quite easy to use interface, so you will not need to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your email addresses. 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 emails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you have chosen. As an additional option, we also allow you to control your outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes even further by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name in question contains our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain should be taken care of by us and not by another supplier. Doing so you will enjoy even better control and there will not be any chance for any person to fake your emails for harmful activities.