SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is used to verify if an e-mail message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the faking of emails created with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests whether it originates from an authorized server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet when it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you are e-mailing spam. This approach is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided by default with every single cloud hosting package that we offer and you will be able to use it with ease so as to protect the e-mails for any domain hosted in your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of our advanced, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from emails generated under the domain name that you have selected. Your email addresses can be taken care of by some other provider, but if we handle them in addition to your website, you can also enable the option for your emails to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This option will provide you with improved security as solely our server will be authorized to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any questions or if you experience any kind of difficulties with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll give you a hand without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to use the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional collection of services that you'll get using this type of web hosting. Starting the protection will involve just several easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in case you have never employed this type of function before, you will not have any type of problems. Through an exceptionally time and effort saving interface, you'll only have to insert the info of the mail server which will be certified to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly created record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email address for that particular domain and send e-mails from a server different from the one you have entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, but in case we manage your emails, you are able to enable an additional level of security by selecting an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support crew will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.