SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is used to verify whether an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the forging of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are permitted to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks whether it originates from an accredited server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, however when it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address to make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This technique is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

When you host your domains in a web hosting account on our end and we handle the emails for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for any of them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in its own section where you can see which domain names are currently protected. For the ones that are not, you can activate the SPF protection solution and set up a lot of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to create a rule that messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. The aforementioned choice is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we handle the e-mail addresses for your domain names and do not use another e-mail provider. The newly created records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail with your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is included with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans, will provide you with a really user-friendly interface to activate the SPF protection service for every domain that you host inside your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send out messages from your e-mail addresses. When the email messages are taken care of by us and not by another provider, you can increase the protection level even more and enable an option for the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option gives you more control and it will eliminate any chance of somebody forging your emails with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable when only your web site is on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by another provider. If you aren't sure what options to select, our technical support team will assist you 24/7.