SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email faking. Basically, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is saved on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic around the world, thus they all will recognize if an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with only a couple of clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution offers you the best level of security, but it's not applicable when only your website is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain are handled in a different place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with all our semi-dedicated plans, will provide you with a really user-friendly interface to activate the SPF security service for each domain name that you host in your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses. When the emails are handled on our end and not by some other provider, you are able to boost the protection level even further and benefit from an option for all of the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option will give you increased control and it'll eliminate any chance of somebody counterfeiting your email addresses with the intention of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable if only your website is on our outstanding cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are managed by another service provider. If you are not sure what options to select, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.