SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the person getting it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is saved on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic all over the world, so that they all can identify whether an e-mail message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second it is discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud platform with only a couple of clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down list and to type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be certified to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This feature will give you the top standard of security, but it's not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are taken care of elsewhere. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function is provided with all the semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to use this particular service without difficulty for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a really user-friendly interface, which means that you won't need to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your emails. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send emails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you've selected. As an extra option, we'll also allow you to control your outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even further by permitting emails to be sent only if the domain in question contains our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name should be taken care of on our end and not by another company. By doing so you'll get even better control and there won't be any chances for somebody to forge your e-mails for malicious activities.