SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is employed to confirm if an email message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the faking of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute 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 using the domain. Once this record propagates globally, 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 tests whether it originates from an official server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet when it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it look as if you're e-mailing spam messages. This approach is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

The SPF protection feature is accessible as standard with every single cloud web hosting plan that we supply and you can use it without any difficulty to secure the email addresses for any domain name hosted within your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our revolutionary, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from email addresses generated under the domain name that you've selected. Your email addresses can be taken care of by some other company, but when we take care of them together with your website, you can also enable an option for emails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This selection will provide you with even better security as just our server will be authorized to send out emails from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any questions or if you have any kind of difficulties with this service, you can contact our tech support crew anytime and they will help you right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute is available with all of the semi-dedicated plans, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to use the service effortlessly for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a rather easy to use interface, so you do not need to be tech-savvy in order to secure your emails. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you have chosen. As an additional option, we also give you the ability to restrict the outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name involved features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name have to be handled on our end and not by another supplier. By doing this you'll enjoy even superior control and there won't be any chance for any person to fake your email addresses for harmful intentions.