SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual opening it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the web traffic globally, so they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second it is discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can activate the SPF protection service for your domains with only a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our shared website hosting plans. This is performed from the section with the very same name and you are able to allow the protection for each and every domain name on our outstanding cloud platform. Using a really user-friendly interface, all you'll have to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you can include several servers too, when needed. When your e-mail addresses are handled on our end, you may also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by placing a restriction that e-mails can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This alternative cannot be used when your website is hosted here, but the email addresses are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will significantly improve your web safety and prevent other people from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute is provided with all of the semi-dedicated plans, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to activate the service without difficulty for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very easy to use interface, therefore you will not need to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mails. You'll simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you've chosen. As a further option, we also give you the ability to control your outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing emails to be sent only when the domain name involved contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain have to be managed here and not by another provider. By doing so you'll enjoy even better control and there won't be any chance for any person to counterfeit your emails for harmful purposes.