SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail faking. Basically, this means sending a message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the person receiving it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic around the world, so they all can identify whether an e-mail message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second it's discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud packages. This carried out via the section bearing the same name and you're able to set up the protection for each domain part of our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a very intuitive interface, all you need to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to add several servers as well, when needed. When your email addresses are handled by us, you may also take advantage of a more secure option by putting a restriction that emails can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This alternative can't be used in case your site is hosted with us, but your email addresses are with some third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can considerably enhance your web safety and prevent others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you are able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard set of services that you'll get with this kind of hosting. Activating the protection will require only several simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in case you haven't used this type of function before, you will not have any kind of troubles. Using a really user-friendly interface, you'll just have to enter the information of the mail server that will be certified to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to fake any email address for that particular domain and send email messages from a server other than the one you have typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, but in case we manage your email messages, you are able to activate one more level of protection by picking an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support team will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions about this service.