SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at preventing the so-called e-mail faking. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the person receiving it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic internationally, therefore they all can identify if an email message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is performed at the 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 is discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our amazing Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down list and type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be authorized to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This feature gives you the highest level of protection, but it is not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while the emails for the domain name are managed in another place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to employ the SPF protection feature as part of the standard set of services that you will get with this kind of website hosting. Enabling the protection will involve just a few easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you've never used such a function before, you will not have any issues. Employing an exceptionally time and effort saving interface, you will only have to insert the information of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly generated record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email address for that particular domain name and send out e-mail messages from a server different from the one you have typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, yet if we manage your e-mails, you will be able to allow an additional level of protection by choosing an option that email messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support crew will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.