SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email forging. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from another with the objective to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic internationally, so they all will identify if an email message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is done 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 gets to the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down list and to enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be permitted to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This solution gives you the best degree of security, but it's not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the emails for the domain are handled in a different place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function comes with all of the Linux semi-dedicated packages, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to use the service easily for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a really easy to use interface, therefore you don't need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your email addresses. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send out emails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be active for the domain name that you've selected. As a further option, we also allow you to restrict the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes further by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name in question features our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name have to be handled by us and not by a different supplier. Doing so you will have even better control and there will not be a chance for someone to forge your e-mails for malicious activities.