SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at blocking the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the individual receiving it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, so that they all will recognize whether an email message comes from a legitimate server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second one it is removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared hosting. This carried out through the section with the very same name and you can set up the protection for each and every domain name hosted on our exceptional cloud hosting platform. Using a very simple interface, all you'll need to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you can add several servers as well, if needed. If your emails are taken care of on our end, you can also employ an even more secure option by putting a restriction that email messages can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This alternative cannot be used when your website is hosted here, and your e-mails are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection option can tremendously improve your online safety and stop other people from spoofing your email 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 protection service for every domain name in your account with only a few clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with such issues, you will not have any kind of difficulties to activate the security. Everything that you'll need to do is to pick a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed globally only if they were sent from that server. When your emails are handled by our company and not by a third-party provider, you can also use an option for emails to be mailed only if the domain name includes our MX records and this is the safest option. In case you have any kind of questions regarding thisfeature, you'll be able to get in touch with our tech support crew 24/7.