SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at blocking the so-called email forging. Basically, this means sending a message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic internationally, thus they all will identify if 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's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be certified to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This feature will give you the top degree of security, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain name are managed in a different place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting plans, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to activate this service effortlessly for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very user-friendly interface, therefore you won't have to be tech-savvy in order to protected your e-mail addresses. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send out e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you have picked. As an additional option, we'll also give you the ability to limit the outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes further by permitting email messages to be sent only when the domain involved has our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name should be managed here and not by another company. Thus you'll enjoy even superior control and there won't be any chance for somebody to forge your e-mails for harmful activities.