SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at preventing the so-called email forging. Essentially, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some way the individual opening it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic all over the world, thus they all can identify if an e-mail message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second it is removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of mouse-clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down list and type in the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send emails from your emails. As an added option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This feature offers you the top level of security, but it's not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while the emails for the domain name are handled in another place. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function comes with all semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to activate the service easily for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a quite easy to use interface, so you will not need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your e-mails. You'll only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be active for the domain that you have chosen. As an extra option, we will also allow you to restrict the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even better by allowing emails to be sent only if the domain name involved contains our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name should be taken care of on our end and not by some other provider. In this way you will enjoy even superior control and there will not be a chance for anybody to fake your e-mail addresses for harmful purposes.