SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at blocking the so-called email forging. In simple terms, this indicates sending some message from one email and making it appear to be sent from another with the objective to scam in some manner the person opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic all over the world, therefore they all will recognize whether an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second it's removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down menu and type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be authorized to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This option gives you the highest standard of safety, but it's not applicable when only your website is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are handled somewhere else. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular set of services that you'll get using this type of web hosting. Enabling the protection involves just a couple of simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have never employed this kind of feature before, you won't have any kind of issues. Employing a very easy to work with interface, you will just have to enter the details of the mail server that will be certified to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly made record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain name and send email messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, still in case we take care of your emails, you're able to allow an additional level of protection by selecting an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support crew can help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions regarding this service.