SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at stopping the so-called e-mail faking. Basically, it indicates sending some message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another with the objective to scam in some way the individual receiving it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic worldwide, thus they all will recognize whether an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second one it's removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our shared hosting. This is done through the section bearing an identical name and you'll be able to set up the protection for each and every domain hosted on our revolutionary cloud platform. Using a very simple interface, all you'll have to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can include several servers too, when needed. When your email addresses are taken care of on our end, you can also take advantage of an even more secure option by setting a limit that email messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This alternative can't be used if your website is hosted with us, and the e-mail addresses are with some third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection option can greatly enhance your online security and prevent other people from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection feature comes with all semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to use this service without difficulty for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a quite easy to work with interface, which means that you do not need to be tech-savvy in order to protected your emails. You'll only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send e-mails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you have selected. As an additional option, we also give you the ability to control the outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes further by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain involved contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name should be handled here and not by another provider. In this way you'll get even better control and there won't be any chance for any person to forge your e-mail addresses for malicious intentions.