SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is employed to verify whether an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the forging of emails made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks if it originates from an official server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however when it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody can mask an email address and make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam. This technique is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down list and then enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be approved to send emails from your emails. As an added option you can even restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This option will give you the best standard of protection, but it is not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are managed in a different place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to secure your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain in your account with just a few mouse-clicks. This can be done from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with these issues, you will not have any problems to enable the security. Everything that you'll have to do is to pick a domain name from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed around the world only if they are sent from that specific server. When your e-mail addresses are taken care of by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to use an option for emails to be sent only if the domain name includes our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. In case you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you will be able to contact our technical support team 24/7.