SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some manner the individual getting it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic internationally, thus they all will identify if an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop any unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our hi-tech Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be permitted to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution offers you the top level of safety, but it is not applicable when only your website is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are handled elsewhere. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular set of services that you will receive using this type of web hosting. Enabling the protection will require only a few simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even if you have never used this kind of feature before, you will not have any type of issues. Employing an exceptionally intuitive interface, you'll only need to insert the info of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly created record propagates, no one will be able to fake any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out e-mail messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, still when we handle your email messages, you'll be able to enable one more level of protection by picking an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support team can help you 24/7 in case you have any questions regarding this service.