SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at stopping the so-called email forging. Essentially, it indicates sending a message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic across the globe, so that they all will identify if an e-mail message comes from a valid 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, while in the second it's discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

You'll be able to enable the SPF protection option for your domains with a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our shared web hosting plans. This is performed via the section with an identical name and you can allow the protection for each domain on our advanced cloud platform. Using a very simple interface, all you have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to include several servers too, if needed. If your emails are taken care of on our end, you can also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by placing a restriction that emails can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This option cannot be applied if your website is here, but the emails are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection option can considerably enhance your web protection and prevent others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional collection of services that you will have using this kind of hosting. Activating the protection will involve just a few simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even if you haven't employed such a function before, you won't have any type of issues. Using a very easy to work with interface, you'll simply need to type in the information of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently generated record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain and send e-mail messages from a server different from the one you have entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, however if we manage your email messages, you'll be able to activate one more level of security by selecting an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support staff can help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions about this service.