SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at blocking the so-called email faking. Essentially, this means sending a message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the person opening it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, therefore 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 e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop any unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a couple of clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down list and type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be permitted to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This feature gives you the highest level of safety, but it's not applicable if only your website is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are managed in a different place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection attribute is featured with all the semi-dedicated packages, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to use the service without difficulty for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really easy to use interface, which means that you won't have to be tech-savvy in order to protected your e-mails. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you have picked. As a further option, we also allow you to limit the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even better by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name in question includes our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name should be taken care of on our end and not by another company. By doing this you will enjoy even superior control and there will not be a chance for anyone to forge your email addresses for harmful uses.