SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some manner the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic globally, so that they all will recognize whether an email message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down list and then type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be approved to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This solution gives you the highest standard of protection, but it is not applicable when only your website is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain name are taken care of elsewhere. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you can use the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional group of services that you will have with this kind of website hosting. Activating the protection involves just a few easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even in case you haven't employed this kind of function before, you will not have any type of troubles. Employing a very user-friendly interface, you will only have to enter the info of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly generated record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email for that particular domain and send out email messages from a server different from the one you have typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, however when we manage your e-mails, you will be able to enable an extra level of security by selecting an option that e-mails 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 help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.