SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, which is designed to validate if an email message is sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain name makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send e-mails from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests whether it comes from an accredited server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet if it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address to make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This method is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our Linux shared website hosting. This is done via the section with the same name and you are able to enable the protection for any domain hosted on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you'll need to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can add several servers too, when needed. If your e-mails are handled on our end, you can also take advantage of a more secure option by setting a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option cannot be applied in case your web site is hosted with us, but your e-mail addresses are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution will really improve your online protection and prevent other people from spoofing your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages, offers you a really intuitive interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. In case the e-mails are taken care of on our end and not by a different supplier, you will be able to boost the security level even further and take advantage of an option for the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option gives you better control and it will eliminate any possibility of anybody counterfeiting your email addresses with the purpose of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable if just your website is hosted on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, while your emails are handled by a different provider. If you aren't sure what features to choose, our tech support crew will assist you 24/7.