SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is used to verify whether an e-mail message is sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the faking of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain name makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed 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 route the Internet traffic. Every time a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses verifies whether it originates from an accredited server. When 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 domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody can mask an email address to make it look as if you're sending spam messages. This method is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute is available with all of the semi-dedicated plans, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to use this particular service without difficulty for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a really easy to work with interface, therefore you don't need to be tech-savvy to protected your emails. You'll only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send emails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you've chosen. As an extra option, we also allow you to control your outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes further by permitting messages to be sent only when the domain involved has our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name should be managed here and not by some other provider. By doing so you'll have even better control and there will not be any chance for anyone to fake your email addresses for harmful activities.