SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, which is employed to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a domain will prevent the forging of email addresses generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers which are permitted to send e-mails from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests whether it originates from an official server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, but when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you're e-mailing spam. This approach is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

When you host your domains in a cloud website hosting account on our end and we manage the e-mails for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for any of them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a separate section where you're able to see which domain names are already protected. For those that are not, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection option and configure a number of things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, as well as to create a rule that messages can be sent only if your domains use our MX records. The last mentioned option is the most secure one, and you can use it when we manage the emails for your domain names and do not use some other email provider. The new records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in a message using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection feature is provided with all of the semi-dedicated hosting services, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to activate this particular service easily for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a very easy to use interface, therefore you don't have to be tech-savvy to secure your e-mail addresses. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you've picked. As an extra option, we will also give you the ability to control your outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even better by allowing email messages to be sent only if the domain involved features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name need to be taken care of here and not by some other supplier. In this way you will have even better control and there won't be any chance for anyone to counterfeit your email addresses for harmful uses.