SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, which is employed to verify if an email message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will stop the faking of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain name creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers that are permitted to send e-mails from mail boxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through verifies if it originates from an approved server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet if it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address to make it look as if you are sending spam messages. This technique is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

If you host your domains in a shared hosting account with us and we handle the e-mail addresses for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in a section of its own where you can view which domain names are currently protected. For those which aren't, you can activate the SPF protection solution and manage a variety of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to create a rule that messages can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, and you can use it if we handle the email addresses for your domain names and you're not using some other email service provider. The newly created records will propagate within 24 hours and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an email by using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is included with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, offers you a very user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for any domain name that you host inside your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are 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 e-mails. When the e-mails are handled by us and not by some other provider, you are able to boost the protection level even more and take advantage of an option for all of the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it'll eliminate any possibility of someone counterfeiting your email addresses with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable when just your site is hosted on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are handled by a different provider. If you aren't sure what features to choose, our technical support team will help you 24/7.