SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is used to verify if an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the forging of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks whether it comes from an approved server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet if it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an email address and make it look as if you are sending spam messages. This method is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

The SPF protection option is available as standard with each cloud website hosting plan that we supply and you're able to use it without difficulty so that you can protect the email addresses for each domain hosted within your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of our state-of-the-art, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the email server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from emails created under the domain that you have picked. Your e-mails can be handled by another company, but if we manage them together with your web site, you can activate an option for messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This feature gives you even better security as solely our server will be authorized to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any questions or in case you have any kind of difficulties with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they'll give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is included with all our semi-dedicated hosting, will provide you with an incredibly user-friendly interface to activate the SPF security service for each domain that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your e-mails. When the e-mails are handled by us and not by another provider, you will be able to boost the security level even more and enable an option for all the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option will provide you with increased control and it will eliminate any chance of someone forging your e-mails with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable when only your site is on our outstanding cloud hosting platform, while your emails are handled by some other provider. If you aren't sure what options to choose, our tech support team will help you 24/7.