SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is used to confirm whether an email message is sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will stop the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send e-mail messages from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests whether it originates from an authorized server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, however when it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will mask an email address to make it appear as if you're distributing spam messages. This approach 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 manage the e-mails for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for any of them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in a section of its own where you're able to view which domain names are currently secured. For the ones that are not, you will be able to enable the SPF protection service and manage various things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to create a rule that emails can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. The aforementioned choice is the most secure one, and it can be used when we take care of the email addresses for your domains and you are not using a different email provider. The newly created records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to activate the service effortlessly for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very user-friendly interface, therefore you don't need to be proficient in the use of computers to secure your e-mail addresses. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you've picked. As an additional option, we will also give you the ability to control your outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing messages to be sent only when the domain name in question contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain should be handled here and not by another supplier. In this way you'll get even superior control and there won't be any chances for somebody to fake your e-mails for harmful uses.