SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the person receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic globally, so they all can identify if an email message comes from a valid server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second it is discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Hosting

You are able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our hosting. This is done via the section bearing the very same name and you're able to allow the protection for any domain name on our exceptional cloud platform. Using a really simple interface, all you'll need to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you are able to include several servers as well, when needed. In case your e-mail addresses are handled by us, you may also use an even more risk-free option by setting a restriction that e-mails can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This alternative can't be used if your website is hosted here, and your e-mail addresses are with a third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection option can considerably improve your online safety and stop other people from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to protect your email addresses by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain hosted in your account with only a few mouse-clicks. This is done from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with such issues, you won't have any problems to enable the security. The only things that you will need to do is to choose a domain from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed around the world only if they are sent from that specific server. When your e-mail addresses are taken care of by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only if the domain features our MX records and the latter is the safest option. When you have any kind of questions regarding thisfeature, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew 24/7.