SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at blocking the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, this indicates sending some message from one email and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, therefore they all can identify if an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down menu and type in the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be authorized to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This option will provide you with the top level of security, but it's not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your emails for the domain are managed in a different place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the standard set of services that you will receive with this kind of website hosting. Starting the protection will require just a few easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even when you've never employed such a feature before, you won't have any type of troubles. Employing a really easy-to-use interface, you'll just have to type in the information of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently generated record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain and send e-mail messages from a server different from the one you've entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, yet when we handle your emails, you can activate an extra level of security by choosing an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support crew can assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions regarding this service.