SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at stopping the so-called email faking. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the individual receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the web traffic globally, thus they all will recognize if an e-mail message originates from a valid server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of mouse-clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our hi-tech Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to use it is to choose one of your domains from the drop-down list and then enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be permitted to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This option offers you the best level of security, but it is not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are managed in a different place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the standard set of services that you will have using this kind of website hosting. Activating the protection will involve just several easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in the event that you've never used such a feature before, you will not have any problems. Using a really user-friendly interface, you'll only need to type in the details of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently created record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out email messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, yet when we handle your email messages, you will be able to allow an additional level of security by choosing an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff can help you 24/7 if you have any questions related to this service.