SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, it indicates sending some message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some manner the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic internationally, therefore they all can recognize 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 message is forwarded, but in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with just a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our website hosting service. This is done via the section bearing an identical name and you are able to allow the protection for each and every domain hosted on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a really time and effort saving interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to add several servers too, if needed. When your e-mail addresses are managed on our end, you may also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by placing a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. This alternative cannot be applied in case your site is hosted with us, while the e-mail addresses are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection option will definitely improve your web safety and prevent others from spoofing your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to employ the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional group of services that you will get using this kind of web hosting. Enabling the protection will require just several easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even if you've never employed this type of function before, you will not have any type of problems. Using an exceptionally easy to work with interface, you will just have to insert the info of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently created record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain name and send out messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, however if we handle your emails, you're able to allow an extra 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 tech support crew can help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions about this service.