SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is used to validate whether an email message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain name generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are permitted to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When some email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it originates from an accredited server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet if it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam. This method is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud website hosting. This is done from the section with the same name and you're able to enable the protection for each domain name part of our revolutionary cloud platform. Using a very simple interface, all you'll need to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to add several servers too, when needed. In case your e-mails are taken care of on our end, you can also employ an even more risk-free option by putting a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option can't be used when your website is hosted with us, while the email addresses are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection option will strongly improve your web protection and prevent others from counterfeiting your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function is available with all Linux semi-dedicated servers, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this service easily for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a quite user-friendly interface, therefore you will not need to be proficient in the use of computers to secure your email addresses. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send out emails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you have selected. As an extra option, we'll also give you the ability to limit your outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even better by permitting emails to be sent only when the domain involved contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name need to be taken care of on our end and not by another supplier. By doing this you will have even superior control and there won't be any chance for somebody to fake your emails for malicious objectives.