SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at blocking the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some way the person opening it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic worldwide, thus they all will identify whether an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the very 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 supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to use it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down menu and to type in the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be approved to send email messages from your emails. As an added option you can even restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution gives you the best degree of protection, but it is not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are managed in a different place. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function comes with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to use this particular service with ease for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather intuitive interface, which means that you won't need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your e-mail addresses. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send out emails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you've selected. As a further option, we also allow you to limit the outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes further by permitting email messages to be sent only if the domain in question includes our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain have to be handled by us and not by another supplier. By doing so you'll have even better control and there will not be any chance for any person to counterfeit your email addresses for malicious objectives.