SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is is intended to validate if an email message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the counterfeiting of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain name generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever some email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks if it comes from an approved server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however when it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody can mask an email address then make it appear as if you're e-mailing spam. This technique is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be authorized to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you can even restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This solution will give you the top standard 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 managed in a different place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.