SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, that is is intended to confirm whether an email message is sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain name makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies if it comes from an official server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet when it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will mask an email address to make it look as if you're sending spam. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our shared website hosting plans. This is done from the section with an identical name and you'll be able to enable the protection for each and every domain name hosted on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. Using a really simple interface, all you'll have to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to add several servers too, if needed. If your e-mails are handled on our end, you may also use a more secure option by putting a restriction that e-mails can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. This alternative can't be applied when your web site is here, but the e-mails are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution can strongly improve your online protection and stop other people from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular collection of services that you will receive with this type of web hosting. Activating the protection involves just a couple of easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in the event that you haven't employed this kind of function before, you will not have any type of troubles. Employing a really easy-to-use interface, you'll just need to enter the info of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently generated record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email for that particular domain name and send emails from a server different from the one you've typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, yet when we manage your e-mails, you are able to activate one more level of protection by choosing an option that email messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.