SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at blocking the so-called email forging. Essentially, it indicates sending some message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic across the globe, therefore they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second one it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and then type in the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be approved to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution offers you the top degree of safety, but it's not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your emails for the domain name are handled in a different place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, provides you with a very easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF protection service for any domain name that you host inside your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your e-mails. If the email messages are handled on our end and not by another provider, you will be able to raise the protection level even further and take advantage of an option for all the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option provides you with more control and it will eliminate any chance of somebody counterfeiting your emails with the purpose of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable when just your website is hosted on our modern cloud hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by some other service provider. If you aren't sure what features to choose, our technical support staff will assist you 24/7.