SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, this means sending a message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic globally, so that they all will identify whether an email message comes from a valid server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second it's removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from using your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down menu and then type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be permitted to send messages from your emails. As an added option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This solution gives you the highest level of security, but it's not applicable when only your site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are taken care of elsewhere. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to protect your email addresses by enabling the SPF protection 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 comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these kinds of issues, you will not have any kind of trouble to enable the security. The only things that you will need to do will be to find a domain from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered worldwide only if they're sent from that specific server. In case your e-mail addresses are handled by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to use an option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name features our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. In case you have any questions about thisfeature, you will be able to contact our support crew 24/7.