SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is used to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the faking of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this attribute for a domain name creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are allowed to send email messages from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time some email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it originates from an official server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, however when it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you're e-mailing spam messages. This approach is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your domains in a cloud website hosting account on our end and we handle the emails for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in its own section where you will be able to see which domains are currently secured. For the ones which aren't, you will be able to enable the SPF protection solution and set up various things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to set a rule that emails can be sent only when your domain names use our MX records. The aforementioned option is the most secure one, and you can use it in the event that we manage the e-mail addresses for your domains and you're not using a different e-mail supplier. The newly created records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail with your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you are able to use the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular group of services that you will get with this type of web hosting. Activating the protection involves only a couple of simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even in case you haven't used such a feature before, you won't have any type of troubles. Using a really user-friendly interface, you will simply need to enter the info of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain name and send emails from a server other than the one you have typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but if we manage your email messages, you can allow an extra level of protection by selecting an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions about this service.