SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at blocking the so-called email faking. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the person opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic around the world, so they all will identify if an email message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be approved to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This option provides you with the highest standard of protection, but it's not applicable if only your site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are managed somewhere else. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you are able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the regular group of services that you will receive using this kind of web hosting. Activating the protection will involve only a couple of simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you have never used such a function before, you will not have any troubles. Through an exceptionally intuitive interface, you'll only have to insert the info of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly generated record propagates, no one will be able to forge any email address for that particular domain and send email messages from a server different from the one you have typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but if we manage your emails, you are able to allow one more level of protection by picking an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support crew will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions about this service.