SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email faking. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some way the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic worldwide, therefore they all will identify whether an email message comes from a legitimate server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from using your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a few clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our state-of-the-art Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use 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 email servers which will be permitted to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the email messages 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 a third-party supplier. This feature offers you the best level of safety, but it is not applicable when only your site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are handled in another place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails secure 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 from us, you will be able to use the SPF protection feature as part of the standard collection of services that you'll get using this type of website hosting. Starting the protection involves just a couple of simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even in case you've never used such a feature before, you will not have any type of issues. Using a very easy-to-use interface, you'll only need to insert the information of the mail server that will be certified to send messages from your email 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 forge any email address for that particular domain and send out messages from a server other than the one you have entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, but when we handle your email messages, you're able to activate one more level of security by selecting an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.