SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email faking. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some manner the person receiving it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic across the globe, thus they all can recognize whether an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy 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, and in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with just a few clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down list and to enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be approved to send email messages from your emails. As an added option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This feature gives you the top level of protection, but it is not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are taken care of elsewhere. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails secure 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 from us, you can use the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular collection of services that you will receive with this type of hosting. Activating the protection involves only a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in the event that you have never employed this type of feature before, you will not have any type of problems. Using an exceptionally easy-to-navigate interface, you will just need to type in the details of the mail server which will be certified to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out e-mail messages from a server other than the one you have entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but in case we take care of your emails, you are able to enable an extra level of protection by choosing an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions about this service.