SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email faking. Basically, this means sending a message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic globally, therefore they all can identify whether an email message originates from a valid server or not. The check is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from using your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You can enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in our Linux shared hosting. This is performed via the section bearing an identical name and you can allow the protection for any domain name part of our exceptional cloud hosting platform. Using a very simple interface, all you will have to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can include several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mails are handled by us, you can also use an even more secure option by setting a restriction that e-mails can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This solution can't be used if your web site is hosted with us, and the emails are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution will strongly improve your web protection and stop other people from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain in the account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with such matters, you won't have any kind of troubles to enable the security. All that you'll need to do is to choose a domain name from a drop-down list and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered globally only if they're sent from that specific server. In case your email addresses are managed by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you'll also be able to benefit from an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain contains our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. When you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you can contact our tech support crew 24/7.