SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email forging. Essentially, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is stored on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic around the world, so they all will identify if an email message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second it's discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from using your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of mouse-clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our state-of-the-art Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be authorized to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This feature gives you the highest standard of security, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are handled elsewhere. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you are able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the regular set of services that you'll get using this kind of web hosting. Enabling the protection will involve just a couple of simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even if you've never employed this kind of feature before, you will not have any type of issues. Through a really intuitive interface, you will simply have to input the info of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently generated record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any email address for that particular domain and send e-mails from a server different from the one you've entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, yet when we take care of your e-mails, you can activate an extra level of protection by selecting an option that email messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any questions regarding this service.