SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at blocking the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic worldwide, so that they all will identify whether an email message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second it is discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to pick one of your domains from a drop-down list and then enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be certified to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This option provides you with the top degree of safety, but it is not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are handled in a different place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection feature is provided with all of the Linux semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to use the service with ease 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, so you don't have to be tech-savvy to secure your e-mail addresses. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated 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 messages to be sent only if the domain name in question features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name should be handled here and not by some other company. By doing so you'll get even superior control and there won't be any chances for any person to fake your email addresses for harmful intentions.