SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at blocking the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is stored on all DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, so that they all will recognize if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second it is discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down list and to type in the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be authorized to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the 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 provider. This solution provides you with the top level of security, but it is not applicable when only your website is on our servers while the emails for the domain name are taken care of elsewhere. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard group of services that you'll receive using this kind of hosting. Starting the protection involves just a couple of easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in case you have never used this type of function before, you won't have any type of issues. Employing a really time and effort saving interface, you'll just have to input the information of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently generated record propagates, no one will be able to forge any email for that particular domain name and send out messages from a server other than the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, still when we manage your emails, you'll be able to allow an additional level of protection by choosing an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support crew will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions about this service.