SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the individual opening it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic internationally, so they all can recognize whether an email message originates from a valid server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second it's removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down list and type in the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be permitted to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature gives you the top degree of security, but it's not applicable if only your website is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain are managed somewhere else. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free 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 with us, you are able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard set of services that you will receive using this type of website hosting. Activating the protection requires only a few simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even when you have never employed such a function before, you will not have any issues. Employing a really user-friendly interface, you will only need 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). As soon as the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email for that particular domain name and send out email messages from a server other than the one you have typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, still in case we take care of your email messages, you're able to activate an additional level of protection by picking an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support crew can assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions about this service.