SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is designed to validate if an email message is sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the faking of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are permitted to send e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies whether it originates from an approved server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, however if it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it look as if you're distributing spam messages. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to enable the SPF protection option for your domains with only a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud web hosting packages. This carried out via the section with the same name and you're able to set up the protection for each and every domain name part of our cutting-edge cloud platform. Using a really user-friendly interface, all you need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to include several servers as well, when needed. If your e-mails are handled on our end, you can also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by placing a limit that messages can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option can't be applied when your website is here, and the e-mails are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can tremendously enhance your web safety and prevent others from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional group of services that you'll get with this kind of website hosting. Starting the protection requires just a few easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in case you haven't used this type of function before, you won't have any kind of problems. Using an exceptionally easy to work with interface, you'll simply need to input the info of the mail server that will be certified to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email address for that particular domain and send out emails from a server different from the one you have entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but if we manage your email messages, you'll be able to enable an additional level of protection by choosing an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.