SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at blocking the so-called email faking. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic across the globe, so they all can recognize whether an email message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second it is discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You can enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our shared hosting plans. This carried out through the section bearing the very same name and you'll be able to set up the protection for each domain name part of our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to include several servers as well, when needed. When your e-mails are handled on our end, you can also employ a more secure option by putting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This solution can't be applied in case your site is hosted here, but the e-mails are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will strongly improve your web safety and stop others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the standard group of services that you'll get with this type of web hosting. Starting the protection will require just several simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you haven't used this type of feature before, you won't have any problems. Using a very easy-to-navigate interface, you'll simply need to enter the info of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly made record propagates, no one will be able to fake any email address for that particular domain and send out messages from a server other than the one you have typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, but if we manage your e-mails, you will be able to activate an additional level of security by picking an option that email messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team can assist you 24/7 if you have any questions regarding this service.