SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, that is used to validate if an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the forging of emails made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks if it originates from an official server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, however if it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you are sending spam messages. This approach is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available as standard with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we supply and you can use it without any difficulty so that you can protect the emails for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of the innovative, and easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send messages from email addresses made under the domain name that you have picked. Your emails may be managed by a different company, but in case that we manage them together with your site, you can also activate an option for your email messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This option provides you with greater security as only our server will be approved to send out messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any questions or if you have any problems with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection feature is featured with all Linux semi-dedicated packages, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to activate this service without difficulty for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a quite easy to work with interface, so you don't have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your e-mails. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be active for the domain that you've chosen. As a further option, we'll also give you the ability to control your outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes even further by permitting messages to be sent only if the domain name involved contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain should be handled here and not by a different provider. By doing so you'll get even better control and there won't be a chance for anybody to fake your e-mails for malicious activities.