SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail faking. Basically, this indicates sending a message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic globally, thus they all will recognize if an email message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and 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 using your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This option will provide you with the highest level of security, but it's not applicable if only your website is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are managed elsewhere. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard set of services that you will receive using this type of web hosting. Activating the protection will require only several simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even if you've never used such a function before, you won't have any troubles. Employing an exceptionally time and effort saving interface, you will simply have to enter the details of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your 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 e-mail for that particular domain name and send e-mails from a server other than the one you have typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, however when we handle your e-mails, you'll be able to allow one more level of security by choosing an option that email messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions regarding this service.