SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at stopping the so-called email faking. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the person opening it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the web traffic across the globe, so they all will identify whether an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our hi-tech Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to use it is to choose one of your domains from the drop-down list and then type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be authorized to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This solution will provide you with the highest standard of security, but it's not applicable if only your website is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain are taken care of somewhere else. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function comes with all semi-dedicated plans, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to use the service with ease for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a really intuitive interface, therefore you do not need to be tech-savvy in order to protected your emails. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send out e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you've selected. As an additional option, we will also give you the ability to restrict your outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even better by allowing email messages to be sent only if the domain name involved includes our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name have to be handled here and not by some other provider. Thus you will enjoy even better control and there will not be a chance for any person to forge your e-mail addresses for malicious objectives.