SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is designed to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the faking of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time some email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks whether it originates from an accredited server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet if it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will mask an email address then make it appear as if you are sending spam. This method is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection option for your domains with a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our shared hosting. This is performed from the section with an identical name and you can set up the protection for each domain name on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. Using a really handy interface, all you'll need to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to include several servers as well, if needed. When your e-mails are taken care of on our end, you may also employ a more risk-free option by putting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This solution cannot be used when your website is here, while your email addresses are with some third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection option will definitely improve your online protection and prevent others from forging your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain name hosted in the account with only a couple of clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with these kinds of issues, you will not have any kind of problems to enable the protection. Everything that you'll have to do is to choose a domain name from a drop-down list and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed globally only if they're sent from that particular server. In case your email addresses are taken care of by us and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only when the domain name features our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. Should you have any kind of questions about thisfeature, you can contact our tech support team 24/7.