SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is is intended to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a domain will stop the faking of emails made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain name generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send e-mail messages from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests if it originates from an authorized server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but when it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you're distributing spam messages. This method is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

When you host your domains in a cloud hosting account on our end and we manage the emails for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in its own section where you can see which domains are currently secured. For those that are not, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection option and manage various things during this 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, as well as to set a rule that messages can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, and it can be used when we handle the email addresses for your domain names 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 by using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional set of services that you'll get using this type of web hosting. Starting the protection requires only a few easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you have never employed this kind of feature before, you will not have any troubles. Using a very user-friendly interface, you will just need to input the info of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently created record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out messages from a server other than the one you've typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, yet if we manage your e-mails, you can activate an additional level of security by picking an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support team will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions regarding this service.