SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email forging. Basically, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which has all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic globally, so that they all will recognize whether an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain hosted in a hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down list and enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be approved to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution will provide you with the top degree of security, but it's not applicable when only your site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain are handled elsewhere. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated packages, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this particular service without difficulty for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very user-friendly interface, which means that you don't need to be proficient in the use of computers to secure your email addresses. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you have chosen. As an additional option, we'll also give you the ability to control the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes further by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain involved has our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name have to be handled by us and not by some other company. Thus you will have even better control and there won't be any chances for somebody to counterfeit your email addresses for harmful purposes.