SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic across the globe, therefore they all can recognize whether an email message comes from a valid server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second it is removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down list and to type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be authorized to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution gives you the top degree of security, but it's not applicable if only your site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are managed in a different place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all our semi-dedicated hosting service, will provide you with a very user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain name that you host inside your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your emails. If the emails are managed by us and not by a different supplier, you are able to boost the protection level even more and activate an option for the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option will provide you with better control and it'll eliminate any chance of anyone faking your e-mail addresses with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable when only your website is on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, while your e-mails are handled by some other service provider. If you are not sure what features to choose, our technical support staff will assist you 24/7.