SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this means sending a message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some way the individual receiving it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic internationally, therefore they all will recognize whether an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to choose one of your domains from the drop-down menu and then enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be certified to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution will provide you with the best standard of protection, but it is not applicable when only your site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are taken care of elsewhere. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that is provided with our semi-dedicated servers, provides you with an extremely user-friendly interface to enable the SPF protection service for each domain that you host within your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your e-mails. When the e-mails are handled by us and not by another supplier, you can increase the security level even more and enable an option for all the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option gives you more control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anyone counterfeiting your email addresses with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable when only your site is hosted on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by another service provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.