SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at preventing the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, so that they all will identify if an e-mail message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unwanted people from using your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down list and to enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be authorized to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you can even restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This option will provide you with the best level of protection, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain name are handled in a different place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you are able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard collection of services that you will get using this kind of web hosting. Starting the protection requires just a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even if you have never used such a function before, you won't have any kind of issues. Using a very intuitive interface, you will only need to type in the info of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly created record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email address for that particular domain and send out e-mails from a server other than the one you've entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, however in case we take care of your email messages, you are able to enable an extra level of security by choosing an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support crew can help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions regarding this service.