SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is designed to validate if an email message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the faking of emails created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain name creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mailboxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies whether it originates from an approved server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however when it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address to make it look as if you are sending spam messages. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform with only a couple of mouse-clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down list and type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be permitted to send email messages from your emails. 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, i.e. if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This solution will give you the highest standard of protection, but it is not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are handled in a different place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you are able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the regular set of services that you will have using this kind of web hosting. Enabling the protection involves just several simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even if you have never employed this kind of feature before, you won't have any kind of issues. Employing a really intuitive interface, you'll simply have to enter the details of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly generated record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any e-mail for that particular domain and send out email messages from a server other than the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, still when we manage your email messages, you are able to activate an additional level of protection by selecting an option that email messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff can help you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.