SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is is intended to verify if an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the forging of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers which are permitted to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time an e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it comes from an authorized server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet when it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will mask an email address to make it appear as if you are distributing spam. This technique is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our Linux cloud hosting plans. This is performed from the section with an identical name and you are able to set up the protection for any domain part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. Using a really user-friendly interface, all you'll have to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can add several servers too, when needed. In case your emails are managed on our end, you can also use a more secure option by setting a limit that e-mails can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option can't be applied if your web site is hosted here, and your e-mails are with a third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution will vastly increase your online protection and stop others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function is featured with all of the Linux semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this service effortlessly for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a really easy to work with interface, which means that you don't have to be tech-savvy in order to secure your e-mail addresses. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you have chosen. As an additional option, we also allow you to limit the outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even better by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain in question includes our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain need to be handled here and not by some other company. Thus you'll have even superior control and there will not be a chance for somebody to forge your emails for harmful intentions.