SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at stopping the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic worldwide, thus they all can recognize whether an e-mail message originates from a valid server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down list and then type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be certified to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This solution offers you the best standard of safety, but it's not applicable if only your website is on our servers while your emails for the domain are taken care of somewhere else. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

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 protection service for any domain name in the account with only a few clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with these things, you will not have any kind of trouble to activate the security. The only things that you will need to do is to choose a domain name from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent worldwide only if they're sent from that particular server. When your emails are taken care of by us and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to benefit from an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. If you have any kind of questions related to thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our support crew 24/7.