SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email faking. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic around the world, therefore they all will recognize whether an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second it's removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a few clicks. The function can be found in the Emails section of our hi-tech Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to choose one of your domains from the drop-down list and then enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be certified to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution will give you the top degree of security, but it is not applicable if only your website is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain are managed in another place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to protect your email addresses by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain name hosted in the account with only a few clicks. This is done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with such things, you won't have any problems to activate the security. Everything that you will need to do is to find a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses 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 some third-party provider, you'll also be able to use an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only if the domain name has our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. When you have any questions about thisfeature, you will be able to contact our support crew 24/7.