SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, which is used to confirm if an email message was sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the forging of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mail boxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks whether it comes from an official server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet if it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you are sending spam. This method is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to choose one of your domains from the drop-down menu and to type in the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be certified to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution will provide you with the highest degree of safety, but it's not applicable when only your website is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are handled elsewhere. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.