SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, that is is intended to verify whether an email message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a domain will stop the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever some email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks whether it comes from an official server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, but if it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address and make it appear as if you're e-mailing spam. This method is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

The SPF protection feature is accessible by default with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to use it with ease in order to secure the e-mail addresses for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of our revolutionary, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP of the e-mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out messages from e-mails generated under the domain that you've picked. Your e-mails can be managed by a different company, but when we handle them along with your web site, you can also enable the option for your e-mails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This selection will provide you with superior protection as only our server will be permitted to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any questions or if you experience any sort of troubles with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they will help you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for any domain name hosted in your account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these kinds of matters, you won't have any kind of difficulties to enable the protection. The only things that you will have to do is to select a domain from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed worldwide only if they were sent from that specific server. When your emails are managed by us and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to use an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain contains our MX records and this is the most secure option. Should you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our tech support team 24/7.