SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at blocking the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from another with the objective to scam in some manner the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic across the globe, so they all can identify whether an email message comes from a legitimate server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down menu and then enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be approved to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This option gives you the best standard of safety, but it is not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain are handled in a different place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function is featured with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to use this particular service easily for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a quite intuitive interface, so you will not need to be tech-savvy in order to protected your emails. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be active for the domain that you've picked. As an additional option, we'll also give you the ability to control your outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain in question has our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain should be taken care of by us and not by some other supplier. Doing so you'll get even superior control and there will not be a chance for anybody to counterfeit your e-mail addresses for harmful intentions.