SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at stopping the so-called e-mail faking. Basically, it indicates sending some message from one email and making it appear to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some way the individual getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, thus they all will recognize if an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a couple of clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down list and then enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature will give you the top standard of security, but it's not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while your emails for the domain are handled elsewhere. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to use the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard collection of services that you'll get with this type of web hosting. Activating the protection will involve only a few simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in the event that you've never used this kind of feature before, you won't have any problems. Through an exceptionally easy to work with interface, you'll only need to type in the details of the mail server that will be certified to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly generated record propagates, no one will be able to forge any email address for that particular domain and send email messages from a server other than the one you have typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, still in case we manage your emails, you're able to enable an additional level of protection by selecting an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support crew will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions regarding this service.