SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is used to confirm whether an email message was sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the forging of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send e-mail messages from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies whether it comes from an accredited server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but when it doesn't originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you are sending spam. This technique is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided as standard with every single cloud web hosting package that we offer and you are able to use it with ease in order to protect the e-mail addresses for each domain hosted within your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of our innovative, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from emails created under the domain that you have picked. Your e-mails can be handled by some other supplier, but when we handle them together with your web site, you can also activate an option for emails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This feature gives you even better protection as exclusively our server will be certified to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. When you have any questions or if you have any kind of difficulties with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll assist you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can protect your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain name hosted in your account with only a couple of clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with these issues, you will not have any kind of trouble to enable the protection. All that you'll have to do is to choose a domain name from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed around the world only if they are sent from that specific server. When your email addresses are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you'll also be able to benefit from an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain name has our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. Should you have any kind of questions about thisfeature, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew 24/7.