SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at preventing the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person receiving it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic all over the world, thus they all can recognize if an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

You can activate the SPF protection option for your domains with just a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our web hosting plans. This carried out through the section bearing an identical name and you'll be able to set up the protection for any domain name hosted on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Using a very convenient interface, all you have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to add several servers as well, if needed. If your e-mails are handled by us, you may also take advantage of an even more secure option by placing a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domain names feature our MX records. This option cannot be applied when your website is hosted with us, and your email addresses are with a third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection option will greatly increase your web security and stop other people from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute is provided with all semi-dedicated servers, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to activate this service easily for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very user-friendly interface, so you do not have to be tech-savvy in order to protected your e-mails. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you have selected. As an additional option, we will also allow you to restrict your outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes further by permitting email messages to be sent only if the domain name involved features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name have to be managed by us and not by a different provider. Doing so you'll have even superior control and there will not be a chance for any person to counterfeit your e-mail addresses for malicious uses.