SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is is intended to verify whether an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks whether it originates from an official server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but if it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will mask an email address and make it look as if you're e-mailing spam. This approach is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our Linux shared web hosting service. This carried out from the section bearing the same name and you can enable the protection for each and every domain on our outstanding cloud hosting platform. Using a really convenient interface, all you need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to add several servers too, if needed. When your emails are managed by us, you can also employ a more risk-free option by setting a limit that messages can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This option cannot be used in case your website is here, but the email addresses are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can significantly increase your online security and prevent others from forging 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 secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for every domain in the account with only a couple of clicks. This is done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of things, you won't have any kind of problems to activate the protection. The only things that you will need to do is to select a domain from a drop-down menu then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered worldwide only if they are sent from that server. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for emails to be sent only when the domain name includes our MX records and this is the most secure option. If you have any questions about thisfeature, you can contact our tech support crew 24/7.