SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email faking. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from another with the idea to scam in some way the person opening it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic around the world, thus they all will recognize if an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

You are able to enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with just a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our Linux shared web hosting packages. This carried out via the section with the very same name and you'll be able to set up the protection for any domain on our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you will need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can add several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mail addresses are managed by us, you can also take advantage of an even more secure option by setting a limit that e-mails can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. This option cannot be used when your web site is hosted with us, and the email addresses are with a third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution will greatly increase your web safety and stop others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for any domain name hosted in your account with only a couple of clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of matters, you will not have any troubles to activate the protection. The only things that you will have to do is to pick a domain name from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered around the world only if they are sent from that server. In case your emails are handled by us and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to use an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only when the domain name has our MX records and this is the safest option. If you have any questions related to thisfunction, you will be able to contact our technical support team 24/7.