SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is is intended to validate if an email message is sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain name creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers which are permitted to send e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time some email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies whether it originates from an authorized server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, but if it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it look as if you're distributing spam messages. This method is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to use it is to choose one of your domains from the drop-down menu and type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be authorized to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature provides you with the top degree of safety, but it is not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are handled in a different place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with our semi-dedicated hosting, offers you a really user-friendly interface to activate the SPF security service for every domain name that you host inside your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your emails. In case the e-mail messages are managed by us and not by some other supplier, you will be able to increase the security level even more and activate an option for all the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option gives you more control and it will eliminate any possibility of anybody counterfeiting your emails with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable when only your web site is hosted on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by another service provider. If you are not sure what options to select, our technical support staff will assist you 24/7.