SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at stopping the so-called email faking. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the person opening it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic across the globe, therefore they all can identify if an email message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check 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 its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from using your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of mouse-clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be permitted to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This feature provides you with the top degree of protection, but it is not applicable when only your website is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are managed in a different place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection feature comes with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to activate this service with ease for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather easy to use interface, therefore you won't need to be tech-savvy to secure your emails. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you've picked. As an extra option, we'll also allow you to restrict your outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes even further by allowing messages to be sent only when the domain involved features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name should be handled here and not by some other supplier. Doing so you will have even better control and there won't be any chances for someone to counterfeit your email addresses for harmful intentions.