SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at stopping the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic all over the world, thus they all can identify if an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain hosted in a hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to pick one of your domains from a drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you can even restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This option gives you the top standard of security, but it's not applicable if only your website is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are managed elsewhere. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for any domain name hosted in the account with only a few mouse-clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with such things, you won't have any difficulties to activate the protection. Everything that you'll need to do will be to find a domain name from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered worldwide only if they are sent from that server. In case your email addresses are managed by us and not by some third-party supplier, you can also benefit from an option for emails to be sent only if the domain has our MX records and the latter is the safest option. In case you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our support team 24/7.