SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is is intended to validate whether an email message is sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will stop the faking of email addresses generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain name creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests whether it originates from an approved server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, however if it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will mask an email address and make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This approach is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection option is available by default with each cloud hosting package that we offer and you can use it without difficulty so as to secure the e-mails for any domain hosted within your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our revolutionary, yet easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send messages from email addresses created under the domain that you've picked. Your e-mail addresses may be handled by some other company, but when we handle them together with your website, you can enable the option for email messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This option provides you with improved protection as solely our server will be permitted to send out emails from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any kind of problems with this particular service, you can contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll assist you without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard group of services that you'll get with this kind of hosting. Activating the protection involves only a few easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you've never employed this kind of feature before, you will not have any kind of issues. Using a very intuitive interface, you will just need to enter the info of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently made record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain name and send messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, however in case we take care of your email messages, you're able to enable an additional level of protection by picking an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.