SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at blocking the so-called email faking. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one email and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which has all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic globally, therefore they all will identify if an e-mail message originates from a valid server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be approved to send email messages from your emails. As an added option you can also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution offers you the top standard of protection, but it is not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your emails for the domain are managed in another place. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can employ the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional group of services that you'll get using this kind of web hosting. Activating the protection will involve just several simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even when you have never used this kind of feature before, you won't have any kind of troubles. Using a very time and effort saving interface, you'll simply need to input the info of the mail server which will be certified to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently created record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out e-mails from a server different from the one you have entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, still when we take care of your emails, you will be able to allow an extra level of protection by choosing an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions regarding this service.