SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email faking. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the individual receiving it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is kept on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic internationally, so they all can identify whether an e-mail message comes from a valid 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. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Hosting

The SPF protection option is provided by default with each hosting package that we offer and you can use it without any difficulty so as to secure the email addresses for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our cutting-edge, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type the IP of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from email addresses made under the domain name that you've selected. Your emails may be handled by a different provider, but if we manage them along with your site, you can also enable the option for your e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This selection will provide you with better security as exclusively our server will be permitted to send out messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any kind of difficulties with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew anytime and they'll give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute is featured with all Linux semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to use this particular service effortlessly for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a really intuitive interface, which means that you do not need to be tech-savvy to secure your email addresses. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send e-mails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be active for the domain that you've picked. As an extra option, we also give you the ability to control your outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes further by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain involved includes our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain have to be taken care of by us and not by a different company. By doing so you will enjoy even better control and there will not be any chance for anybody to forge your email addresses for harmful objectives.