SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic globally, thus they all can identify if an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second it's removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down list and enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be certified to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This option will provide you with the best standard of security, but it's not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are handled in a different place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that is provided with our semi-dedicated hosting, offers you a very user-friendly interface to activate the SPF protection service for every domain name that you host in your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your e-mails. In case the e-mails are handled by us and not by another supplier, you'll be able to raise the protection level even more and enable an option for your outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option provides you with better control and it'll eliminate any possibility of someone faking your emails with the intention of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable if just your site is hosted on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by a different provider. If you aren't sure what features to choose, our technical support team will help you 24/7.