SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is is intended to validate if an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the faking of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain name creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are permitted to send email messages from mail boxes using the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests if it originates from an official server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, but when it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody can mask an email address to make it look as if you are distributing spam. This technique is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a couple of mouse-clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be approved to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution offers you the best degree of protection, but it's not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain name are handled in another place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can protect your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for any domain name hosted in the account with just a few mouse-clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with such things, you will not have any kind of problems to activate the protection. All that you will need to do will be to pick a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered worldwide only if they're sent from that specific server. If your e-mail addresses are handled by our company and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for emails to be sent only if the domain name features our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. Should you have any questions regarding thisfeature, you can contact our support team 24/7.