SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is designed to validate whether an email message is sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the forging of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain name generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send emails from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks whether it originates from an accredited server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet if it does not originate from a server indexed in 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 sending spam messages. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

The SPF protection feature is provided by default with each and every web hosting plan that we supply and you can use it without difficulty so that you can secure the email addresses for any domain name hosted within your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of the hi-tech, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out messages from e-mails made under the domain that you have picked. Your email addresses can be managed by another company, but when we take care of them along with your site, you may also activate the option for your messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This option will provide you with improved protection as only our server will be permitted to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any kind of questions or if you have any kind of issues with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll help you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function comes with all of the Linux semi-dedicated packages, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to use this particular service effortlessly for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a really user-friendly interface, so you don't need to be tech-savvy in order to protected your e-mail addresses. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send emails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be activated for the domain name that you have picked. As an extra option, we also give you the ability to restrict the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes further by allowing email messages to be sent only when the domain name involved includes our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name should be managed on our end and not by another provider. Thus you will get even better control and there will not be any chances for somebody to forge your e-mails for malicious objectives.