SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, which is employed to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are allowed to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever an email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests if it originates from an authorized server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, but when it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody can mask an email address then make it appear as if you're distributing spam. This approach is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your domains in a cloud website hosting account on our end and we handle the email addresses for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in its own section where you're able to see which domain names are already secured. For those that are not, you will be able to enable the SPF protection service and configure a number of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, as well as to create a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. The last mentioned option is the most secure one, and you can use it in the event that we manage the e-mail addresses for your domain names and you're not using another email supplier. The newly generated records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email by using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute is featured with all of the Linux semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this particular service effortlessly for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a really user-friendly interface, so you will not have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your e-mail addresses. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send out emails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you have picked. As a further option, we also allow you to restrict the outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes further by allowing messages to be sent only when the domain in question features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name have to be taken care of on our end and not by a different company. Thus you will enjoy even better control and there won't be any chances for somebody to counterfeit your e-mails for malicious uses.