SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is designed to verify whether an email message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers that are permitted to send e-mails from mailboxes using the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses verifies whether it originates from an approved server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet if it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address and make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam. This method is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

You'll be able to activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our Linux website hosting packages. This is performed from the section bearing an identical name and you're able to set up the protection for each domain on our hi-tech cloud platform. Using a really user-friendly 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. Last, but not least, you can include several servers as well, when needed. When your email addresses are taken care of by us, you may also employ an even more secure option by placing a limit that e-mails can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. This solution can't be used if your website is hosted here, and your email addresses are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution will considerably enhance your web protection and prevent other people from counterfeiting your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that comes with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, provides you with a very intuitive interface to activate the SPF protection service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your email addresses. If the e-mails are handled on our end and not by another supplier, you are able to raise the security level even further and benefit from an option for all of the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it'll eliminate any possibility of somebody faking your e-mail addresses with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable if just your website is on our outstanding cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are handled by a different provider. If you are not sure what options to choose, our tech support staff will assist you 24/7.