SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Basically, this means sending some message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is saved on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, so that they all can recognize whether an email message comes from a legitimate server or not. The check is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second it is removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from using your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The function can be found in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be approved to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution provides you with the highest standard of security, but it is not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain are handled elsewhere. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection attribute is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to use this particular service effortlessly for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a quite easy to use interface, therefore you don't need to be tech-savvy in order to protected your e-mail addresses. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send emails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you have picked. As an additional option, we also give you the ability to control your outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes further by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name in question has our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name have to be handled on our end and not by some other provider. By doing this you will enjoy even better control and there won't be a chance for someone to counterfeit your e-mails for harmful uses.