SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, this means sending a message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another with the objective to scam in some way the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which has all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic all over the world, thus they all will identify if an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second it's discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection option for your domains with just a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our Linux shared hosting plans. This is done via the section with the very same name and you can set up the protection for any domain name hosted on our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a very handy interface, all you will have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you'll be able to include several servers too, if needed. When your emails are handled by us, you may also employ a more risk-free option by putting a limit that messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. This solution cannot be used in case your web site is hosted here, while the e-mails are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection option will significantly improve your web safety and prevent others from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to use the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional set of services that you will have with this type of website hosting. Enabling the protection involves just a couple of simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even if you've never employed this type of function before, you will not have any kind of problems. Through a very easy to work with interface, you will only have to type in the information of the mail server which 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, nobody will be able to fake any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out emails from a server different from the one you've entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, but when we manage your emails, you're able to allow an extra level of protection by selecting an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support crew can help you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.