SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at blocking the so-called e-mail faking. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic globally, therefore they all will recognize whether an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted 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 domains will prevent all unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

You can activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our website hosting. This is performed via the section with an identical name and you'll be able to allow the protection for each and every domain name on our advanced cloud hosting platform. Using a really handy interface, all you'll have to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can add several servers too, when needed. If your e-mails are managed on our end, you may also employ a more secure option by setting a limit that messages can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This solution cannot be used if your website is here, but the e-mails are with some third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can significantly increase your web security and prevent other people from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection feature is provided with all the semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to activate this service effortlessly for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a quite easy to use interface, which means that you won't have to be tech-savvy to secure your e-mail addresses. You will only have 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 right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you've selected. As a further option, we'll also give you the ability to control your outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes further by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name involved contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name need to be handled on our end and not by another supplier. Doing so you'll have even better control and there will not be a chance for anyone to fake your email addresses for malicious purposes.