SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, which is used to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests whether it comes from an approved server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, however when it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you're distributing spam. This approach is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

When you host your domains in a cloud hosting account on our end and we manage the e-mails for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in a separate section where you are able to view which domains are currently secured. For the ones that aren't, you can activate the SPF protection service and configure a variety of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to set a rule that emails can be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, but it can be used in the event that we manage the e-mails for your domain names and you're not using another e-mail service provider. The new records will propagate within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email with your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans, provides you with an extremely user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send out messages from your email addresses. If the e-mail messages are managed by us and not by a different provider, you are able to raise the security level even further and benefit from an option for all of the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option will give you more control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anyone forging your email addresses with the purpose of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable when just your site is hosted on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are handled by a different provider. If you aren't sure what options to select, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.