SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail faking. Essentially, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the person opening it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, thus they all will identify if an email message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from using your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to pick one of your domains from a drop-down list and type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be authorized to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This option gives you the best level of security, but it's not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are managed somewhere else. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as part of the standard collection of services that you will get with this type of hosting. Starting the protection will require only several simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in the event that you have never used such a function before, you will not have any type of issues. Employing an exceptionally time and effort saving interface, you will only have to insert the details of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any e-mail for that particular domain and send emails from a server other than the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, still in case we take care of your emails, you're able to allow an additional level of security by selecting an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.