SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is designed to verify whether an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain name creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are permitted to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks whether it comes from an approved server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, however when it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody can mask an email address to make it look as if you are sending spam. This approach is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You can enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in our cloud web hosting packages. This is performed from the section bearing an identical name and you're able to enable the protection for each domain name part of our leading-edge cloud platform. Using a really handy interface, all you will have to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you'll be able to include several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mails are managed on our end, you may also use a more risk-free option by putting a restriction that e-mails can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This option can't be used when your web site is here, but your e-mails are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection option can tremendously enhance your web security and prevent others from spoofing your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available with all the semi-dedicated packages, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to activate the service without difficulty for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really easy to use interface, therefore you won't need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your e-mail addresses. You'll only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be active for the domain that you've selected. As an extra option, we also give you the ability to limit the outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes further by allowing email messages to be sent only when the domain in question includes our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain have to be handled here and not by another supplier. By doing this you will enjoy even superior control and there won't be any chance for somebody to fake your emails for malicious purposes.