SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail forging. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the person opening it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic across the globe, thus they all will identify whether an e-mail 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, while in the second it is discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from using your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Hosting

You are able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux hosting packages. This carried out from the section with the same name and you can set up the protection for each domain name part of our cutting-edge cloud platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you will have to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can include several servers too, if needed. If your e-mails are managed by us, you may also take advantage of a more secure option by placing a limit that email messages can be sent only when your domain names feature our MX records. This option can't be used if your web site is here, while your e-mail addresses are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection option will significantly increase your online security and prevent others from spoofing your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to use the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional set of services that you'll get with this type of website hosting. Starting the protection will require just a couple of easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in case you have never used this type of function before, you will not have any kind of problems. Using an exceptionally time and effort saving interface, you'll just have to insert the details of the mail server which will be certified to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly created record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out emails from a server different from the one you've entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, still in case we manage your email messages, you're able to enable an extra level of security by choosing an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions related to this service.