SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some manner the individual opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic all over the world, thus they all can identify whether an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down list and enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be authorized to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature offers you the best standard of safety, but it's not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are managed in another place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will provide you with a very easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF protection service for each domain name that you host in your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your emails. In case the email messages are taken care of on our end and not by some other supplier, you will be able to boost the protection level even further and activate an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option gives you more control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anybody counterfeiting your e-mail addresses with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable if just your site is hosted on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, while your emails are handled by some other service provider. If you aren't sure what features to choose, our technical support team will help you 24/7.