SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is used to validate whether an email message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. Once 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 verifies if it comes from an accredited server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however if it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address and make it appear as if you are sending spam. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

When you host your domains in a shared website hosting account on our end and we manage the emails for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in its own section where you will be able to view which domain names are already protected. For those that are not, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection solution and configure various things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, as well as to create a rule that messages can be sent only when your domain names use our MX records. The aforementioned option is the most secure one, and you can use it in the event that we handle the email addresses for your domain names and you are not using some other e-mail supplier. The newly created records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which is included with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, offers you an exceptionally easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF security service for any domain that you host inside your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. When the e-mail messages are managed by us and not by a different provider, you're able to boost the security level even more and enable an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option will give you increased control and it will eliminate any chance of anybody counterfeiting your e-mails with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your site is hosted on our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform, while your emails are managed by a different provider. If you aren't sure what features to choose, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.