SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is used to verify whether an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the faking of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send e-mails from mail boxes under the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks whether it originates from an approved server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet when it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an email address and make it look as if you are e-mailing spam messages. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

The SPF protection function is accessible by default with each cloud website hosting package that we supply and you'll be able to use it without difficulty to protect the e-mail addresses for each domain hosted within your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of the hi-tech, and easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from email addresses created under the domain name that you have selected. Your e-mails can be handled by a different supplier, but when we manage them together with your site, you may also enable the option for email messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This selection gives you improved security as exclusively our server will be authorized to send emails from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any questions or if you experience any problems 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

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for any domain name hosted in your account with only a few clicks. This can be done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with such issues, you will not have any kind of troubles to enable the protection. The only things that you will have to do is to pick a domain name from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed worldwide only if they're sent from that server. When your e-mail addresses are handled by us and not by a third-party provider, you can also use an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain name has our MX records and this would be the most secure option. If you have any questions related to thisfeature, you can contact our tech support team 24/7.