SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at blocking the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, thus they all will identify whether an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second one it is removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from making use of your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be authorized to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This feature will give you the top degree of security, but it's not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are taken care of elsewhere. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services, provides you with an exceptionally intuitive interface to activate the SPF protection service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mails. When the email messages are taken care of on our end and not by a different provider, you are able to raise the protection level even more and activate an option for all the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it will eliminate any chance of somebody counterfeiting your e-mail addresses with the objective of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable in case only your site is on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are handled by a different service provider. If you are not sure what features to choose, our tech support crew will assist you 24/7.