SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one email and making it appear to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is saved on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, therefore they all will identify whether an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to choose one of your domains from a drop-down menu and then type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be authorized to send emails from your emails. As an added option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This option will provide you with the highest level of safety, but it is not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while the emails for the domain name are handled in another place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute comes with all the semi-dedicated service, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this particular service with ease for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really user-friendly interface, so you won't have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your e-mails. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be activated for the domain name that you have selected. As an extra option, we will also allow you to limit the outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes further by allowing emails to be sent only when the domain involved has our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain have to be managed on our end and not by a different supplier. Doing so you will get even superior control and there won't be a chance for any person to counterfeit your email addresses for harmful intentions.