SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the person opening it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is kept on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic internationally, so they all will identify whether an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second it is removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain hosted in a hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a couple of clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to pick one of your domains from a drop-down menu and type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be approved to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature provides you with the highest degree of security, but it is not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are taken care of in a different place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to protect your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name hosted in the account with only a few clicks. This is done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with these kinds of things, you won't have any kind of troubles to enable the security. All that you'll need to do will be to pick a domain name from a drop-down list and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent around the world only if they are sent from that particular server. In case your e-mail addresses are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only when the domain contains our MX records and this would be the safest option. In case you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.