SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at preventing the so-called email faking. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another with the idea to scam in some way the person receiving it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, so that they all can identify if an email message comes from a legitimate server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second it is discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be certified to send messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This feature gives you the best level of protection, but it's not applicable when only your site is on our servers while your emails for the domain are taken care of in a different place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional set of services that you will receive using this type of website hosting. Enabling the protection will require just a couple of easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in case you haven't used such a feature before, you won't have any type of troubles. Employing a very time and effort saving interface, you'll simply need to type in the info of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain and send e-mail messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, but when we take care of your emails, you're able to activate one more level of security by selecting an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.