SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, thus they all can recognize whether an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second it's discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection option for your domains with a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our Linux website hosting packages. This is performed through the section with an identical name and you're able to set up the protection for any domain on our innovative cloud platform. Using a really handy interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can add several servers as well, when needed. When your email addresses are handled by us, you may also employ an even more risk-free option by placing a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This option can't be applied when your site is hosted here, but your e-mail addresses are with a third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can considerably improve your online safety and prevent other people from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular set of services that you will receive using this type of website hosting. Starting the protection requires only several simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even if you've never used this kind of feature before, you won't have any type of troubles. Through a very easy to work with interface, you will only have to insert the information of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your e-mail 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 counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain and send e-mail messages from a server other than the one you have entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, but when we handle your emails, you're able to allow an extra level of protection by picking an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any questions related to this service.