SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at preventing the so-called email forging. Basically, this indicates sending a message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person opening it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic all over the world, so that they all can recognize if an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second it is removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

You are able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with just a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our Linux shared web hosting. This is performed from the section bearing the same name and you can allow the protection for each and every domain name part of our modern cloud platform. Using a very simple interface, all you will have to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to add several servers as well, when needed. When your emails are taken care of on our end, you can also employ an even more secure option by putting a limit that email messages can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This solution cannot be used when your web site is here, while your e-mails are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will definitely improve your web protection and stop others from forging your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for any domain name in your account with only a few clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with these issues, you won't have any troubles to activate the security. The only things that you'll have to do is to select a domain name from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered around the world only if they're sent from that particular server. In case your email addresses are managed by us and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to activate an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name contains our MX records and the latter is the safest option. Should you have any questions about thisfunction, you will be able to contact our tech support team 24/7.