SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at preventing the so-called email faking. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some way the person getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which has all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is stored on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic across the globe, therefore they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from a legitimate server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a few clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down list and enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be certified to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution provides you with the best level of safety, but it is not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain are managed in another place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the standard group of services that you'll get using this kind of website hosting. Enabling the protection will require only a couple of easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even in the event that you've never employed this kind of function before, you won't have any problems. Employing an exceptionally easy-to-navigate interface, you will just have to input the info of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail address for that particular domain and send emails from a server other than the one you have typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, but if we handle your email messages, you're able to allow an extra level of security by selecting an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions about this service.