SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at blocking the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, 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 receiving it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is stored on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic all over the world, thus they all will identify whether an e-mail message comes from a valid server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second it is discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from using your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down list and to type in the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution gives you the top degree of protection, but it is not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are managed in another place. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function comes with all semi-dedicated plans, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to use this service with ease for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather easy to work with interface, so you do not need to be proficient in the use of computers to secure your e-mails. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send out emails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you have picked. As an additional option, we'll also give you the ability to restrict your outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes further by allowing email messages to be sent only if the domain involved has our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain need to be handled here and not by some other supplier. Doing so you'll enjoy even superior control and there will not be any chance for somebody to forge your e-mails for malicious activities.