SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at preventing the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this means sending some message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual getting it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic internationally, therefore they all will identify if an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second it is removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a couple of mouse-clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down list and enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This feature will provide you with the top standard of protection, but it is not applicable when only your website is on our servers while the emails for the domain name are handled somewhere else. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you are able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional group of services that you'll get with this kind of hosting. Activating the protection involves just a few simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you've never used this type of function before, you won't have any issues. Through a really easy-to-navigate interface, you'll only need to input the details of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently generated record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain name and send out emails from a server other than the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, still when we manage your email messages, you'll be able to enable one more level of security by choosing an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.