SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email forging. Basically, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, therefore they all can identify if an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The check is performed at the 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 its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be approved to send messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This solution will provide you with the top standard of protection, but it is not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are handled in another place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all of our semi-dedicated servers, offers you an incredibly user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain name that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses. If the emails are taken care of on our end and not by some other provider, you are able to increase the security level even further and enable an option for all of the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option provides you with more control and it'll eliminate any possibility of somebody faking your emails with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable when only your site is hosted on our modern cloud website hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by a different provider. If you aren't sure what options to pick, our technical support staff will assist you 24/7.