SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at blocking the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the person opening it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic globally, so that they all can identify if an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be authorized to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This option will provide you with the best level of protection, but it's not applicable if only your website is on our servers while your emails for the domain are handled somewhere else. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional set of services that you'll receive with this type of website hosting. Starting the protection involves only a couple of simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even if you've never employed this type of feature before, you will not have any troubles. Through a really time and effort saving interface, you will simply have to type in the information of the mail server that will be authorized 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 generated record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain and send e-mails from a server other than the one you have typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but when we manage your e-mails, you can allow one more level of protection by picking an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support crew can assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.