SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at stopping the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual getting it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic all over the world, so they all can recognize whether an email message originates from a valid server or not. The verification 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 removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down list and to enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be certified to send messages from your emails. As an added option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This option provides you with the best level of protection, but it is not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are managed in another place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, provides you with a very intuitive interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses. When the emails are taken care of by us and not by another supplier, you're able to increase the security level even further and take advantage of an option for your outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option will provide you with increased control and it'll eliminate any possibility of someone counterfeiting your email addresses with the objective of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable when only your site is on our modern cloud web hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by a different provider. If you aren't sure what features to select, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.