SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at blocking the so-called email faking. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the person opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic across the globe, thus they all will identify if an e-mail message originates from a valid server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second it's discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our state-of-the-art Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to use it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down list and then enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be authorized to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This solution offers you the top level of safety, but it's not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are taken care of elsewhere. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional group of services that you will receive with this kind of website hosting. Activating the protection will involve only a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even if you have never used this type of feature before, you won't have any kind of troubles. Employing a very easy-to-use interface, you will only have to type in the details of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly created record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any e-mail address for that particular domain and send out e-mail messages from a server other than the one you've typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, still when we take care of your emails, you are able to allow one more level of security by selecting an option that e-mail messages can be send 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 if you have any kind of questions about this service.