SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some way the person opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic globally, thus they all will recognize if an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second it is removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You'll be able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with only a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our Linux shared website hosting packages. This is done from the section bearing the very same name and you can enable the protection for each domain on our hi-tech cloud platform. Using a really simple interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to include several servers too, when needed. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of on our end, you may also employ an even more secure option by placing a limit that e-mails can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This alternative cannot be used if your website is hosted here, but the emails are with some third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option can strongly improve your online protection and stop other people from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for any domain in the account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with these issues, you will not have any kind of difficulties to activate the protection. All that you'll have to do will be to pick a domain name from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed around the world only if they were sent from that specific server. If your email addresses are managed by our company and not by some third-party provider, you can also benefit from an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name contains our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. If you have any questions regarding thisfeature, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew 24/7.