SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email forging. In simple terms, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some way the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic worldwide, so they all will identify whether an email message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second it is discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of mouse-clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down list and to type in the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be permitted to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you can also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution will give you the top standard of safety, but it is not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain are managed in a different place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with all our semi-dedicated hosting service, provides you with an extremely intuitive interface to activate the SPF security service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your email addresses. When the emails are managed on our end and not by some other provider, you're able to increase the protection level even more and benefit from an option for all of the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option provides you with increased control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anybody forging your emails with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable in case only your web site is on our modern cloud hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by a different service provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our technical support staff will assist you 24/7.