SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail faking. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the person opening it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic all over the world, so that they all can identify if an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second it's discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

You'll be able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with just a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our website hosting services. This is performed through the section bearing the same name and you are able to set up the protection for each and every domain name on our innovative cloud hosting platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you will need to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to include several servers as well, if needed. In case your email addresses are taken care of by us, you may also use a more secure option by putting a limit that messages can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This solution cannot be used in case your site is here, and your emails are with some third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option can strongly increase your web protection and stop other people from spoofing your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can secure your emails by activating the SPF security service for any domain name hosted in your account with only a couple of clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with such issues, you won't have any troubles to activate the protection. The only things that you'll have to do is to choose a domain from a drop-down list and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent around the world only if they're sent from that particular server. In case your emails are handled by us and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to benefit from an option for email messages to be mailed only if the domain includes our MX records and this would be the most secure option. If you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you can contact our tech support team 24/7.