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. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the counterfeiting of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks whether it originates from an authorized server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, however if it does not originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an email address and make it look as if you are sending spam messages. This method is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection function is available by default with every single cloud hosting plan that we offer and you can use it with ease to secure the emails for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of the revolutionary, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from emails created under the domain that you've selected. Your emails may be taken care of by another provider, but if we handle them together with your web site, you can enable the option for messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This option provides you with improved security as just our server will be authorized to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or if you have any difficulties with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll give you a hand without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you can take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular set of services that you'll receive using this kind of web hosting. Enabling the protection requires only several easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even if you haven't employed this kind of feature before, you will not have any type of issues. Employing a very time and effort saving interface, you will only have to input the information of the mail server that will be certified to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly created record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any email address for that particular domain and send out e-mails from a server different from the one you have entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, however if we manage your emails, you will be able to allow an additional level of protection by choosing an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions regarding this service.