SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, which is used to verify whether an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the faking of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers which are allowed to send emails from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses verifies if it originates from an accredited server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however if it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will mask an email address and make it appear as if you're distributing spam messages. This approach is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our shared website hosting plans. This is done from the section bearing an identical name and you'll be able to enable the protection for each and every domain on our innovative cloud platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you need to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to add several servers too, when needed. When your e-mail addresses are taken care of on our end, you can also use a more risk-free option by putting a restriction that emails can be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This solution can't be used in case your site is hosted here, and the emails are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can really enhance your online security and prevent other people from counterfeiting your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for any domain name in the account with only a few mouse-clicks. This is done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these things, you won't have any kind of problems to enable the security. The only things that you'll need to do is to select a domain from a drop-down list and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed worldwide only if they're sent from that particular server. If your emails are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to benefit from an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name contains our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. Should you have any questions related to thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our tech support team 24/7.