SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is is intended to validate whether an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a domain will stop the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks whether it originates from an approved server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, however if it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This method is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection function is available as standard with each cloud hosting plan that we supply and you will be able to use it without difficulty to protect the emails for each domain hosted within your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of the innovative, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from email addresses created under the domain that you have picked. Your email addresses may be taken care of by another company, but in case that we manage them together with your web site, you may also activate the option for e-mails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This selection will provide you with superior protection as exclusively our server will be certified to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any questions or if you experience any kind of troubles with this service, you can contact our technical support crew anytime and they'll help you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to use the SPF protection feature as part of the standard collection of services that you will receive with this kind of hosting. Activating the protection will involve only a couple of easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in the event that you have never employed this kind of function before, you will not have any problems. Employing a really easy-to-use interface, you'll simply have to input the details of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain name and send e-mails from a server different from the one you've entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, yet when we handle your emails, you're able to allow an extra level of security by choosing an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team can assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions about this service.