SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is employed to verify whether an email message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies if it originates from an accredited server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, but when it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address and make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam. This method is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available as standard with each and every cloud hosting plan that we supply and you can use it without any difficulty so as to protect the email addresses for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of our revolutionary, yet easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from email addresses generated under the domain that you have picked. Your e-mail addresses may be managed by a different provider, but in case that we handle them in addition to your website, you can also activate the option for your emails to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This solution provides you with even better security as solely our server will be authorized to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. When you have any questions or if you have any sort of problems with this particular service, you can contact our tech support team anytime and they will assist you without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function comes with all the semi-dedicated hosting plans, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you can activate this particular service without difficulty for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather user-friendly interface, which means that you will not need to be tech-savvy to secure your email addresses. You'll simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you have picked. As a further option, we also allow you to control the outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing emails to be sent only if the domain involved includes our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name should be managed by us and not by another supplier. In this way you will enjoy even better control and there won't be any chance for anybody to forge your emails for malicious purposes.