SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at stopping the so-called email forging. Essentially, it indicates sending some message from one email and making it appear to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual opening it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which has all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is stored on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, so that they all will identify whether an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second one it is removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down list and then enter 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 e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution gives you the top standard of security, but it's not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are taken care of in a different place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe 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'll be able to employ the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional collection of services that you will get with this type of web hosting. Starting the protection requires only a couple of easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in case you haven't used this type of feature before, you won't have any issues. Using a very easy-to-navigate interface, you'll only have to type in the details of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to forge any email address for that particular domain and send out emails from a server other than the one you have typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, however if we manage your email messages, you'll be able to activate one more level of protection by choosing an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions about this service.