SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this means sending some message from one email address and making it seem 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 that includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is saved on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic across the globe, therefore they all will identify if an email message comes from a legitimate server or not. The check is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second it is discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our hi-tech Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to pick one of your domains from a drop-down list and then enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can even restrict the messages to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This solution provides you with the highest level of security, 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 in another place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this particular service easily for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a quite intuitive interface, so you will not need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your e-mails. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send e-mails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be active for the domain that you've chosen. As an additional option, we'll also allow you to limit the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes further by permitting messages to be sent only if the domain name involved features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain need to be managed by us and not by some other provider. Doing so you'll have even superior control and there won't be any chances for anybody to counterfeit your e-mail addresses for malicious purposes.