SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at stopping the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic worldwide, so they all will identify if an e-mail message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second one it's removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud web hosting plans. This is performed from the section bearing an identical name and you are able to enable the protection for each domain part of our advanced cloud platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can include several servers as well, when needed. If your email addresses are handled on our end, you may also use an even more secure option by placing a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This alternative can't be used when your web site is hosted here, but your e-mails are with a third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution can really improve your online safety and stop other people from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for any domain hosted in the account with only a couple of clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these kinds of matters, you will not have any problems to enable the security. The only things that you'll need to do will be to choose a domain name from a drop-down menu then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed around the world only if they were sent from that server. When your e-mail addresses are handled by us and not by some third-party provider, you will also be able to benefit from an option for emails to be sent only if the domain name includes our MX records and this would be the most secure option. In case you have any questions related to thisfeature, you'll be able to contact our technical support team 24/7.