SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email faking. Essentially, this means sending a message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic all over the world, so they all will identify if an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of clicks. The function can be found in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down menu and enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be authorized to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can even restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This option offers you the top level of safety, but it's not applicable if only your website is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are managed elsewhere. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to protect your emails by activating the SPF security service for any domain in the account with only a few clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with such things, you will not have any kind of difficulties to activate the security. The only things that you'll have to do will be to find a domain name from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed worldwide only if they are sent from that particular server. In case your e-mail addresses are handled by us and not by a third-party supplier, you can also take advantage of an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain features our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. When you have any questions about thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.