SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this means sending a message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some way the individual opening it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which includes 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 Internet traffic worldwide, so that they all can identify if an e-mail 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 email message is forwarded, but in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from using your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain name hosted in a hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to pick one of your domains from a drop-down menu and then type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This option will provide you with the top standard of protection, but it is not applicable when only your website is on our servers while the emails for the domain are taken care of in another place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can protect your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain hosted in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with such matters, you will not have any kind of troubles to activate the security. The only things that you will have to do is to pick a domain from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed worldwide only if they are sent from that specific server. If your e-mail addresses are handled by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to use an option for emails to be sent only when the domain includes our MX records and this is the most secure option. Should you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you will be able to contact our technical support team 24/7.