SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at stopping the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual opening it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic around the world, thus they all will recognize whether an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second it is removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be certified to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature gives you the top level of safety, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are handled in a different place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that is included with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, provides you with an incredibly easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF protection service for any domain name that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send out messages from your email addresses. In case the e-mails are taken care of by us and not by a different provider, you are able to increase the protection level even more and take advantage of an option for all the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option gives you better control and it'll eliminate any possibility of someone counterfeiting your e-mail addresses with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable when just your site is hosted on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, while your emails are handled by a different service provider. If you aren't sure what options to pick, our technical support team will help you 24/7.