SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at blocking the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the person getting it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic globally, thus they all can recognize whether an e-mail message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second one it is removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to use it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and then type in the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be permitted to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature gives you the top level of protection, but it's not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while the emails for the domain are managed in a different place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can protect your emails by activating the SPF protection service for every domain hosted in your account with only a couple of clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous experience with these matters, you won't have any kind of problems to enable the protection. The only things that you'll need to do is to pick a domain name from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered globally only if they are sent from that server. When your emails are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to activate an option for email messages to be mailed only if the domain contains our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. If you have any questions about thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our technical support team 24/7.