SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at protecting against the so-called email faking. Essentially, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the person opening it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic all over the world, therefore they all can recognize if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second one it is removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux cloud website hosting plans. This is performed via the section bearing the same name and you can allow the protection for each domain part of our advanced cloud hosting platform. Using a very handy interface, all you'll have to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you are able to add several servers too, if needed. If your e-mails are managed on our end, you may also take advantage of an even more secure option by putting a restriction that messages can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This solution cannot be applied if your site is here, while the emails are with a third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution can greatly increase your online security and prevent other people from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard set of services that you will receive using this type of hosting. Enabling the protection involves only a few simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have never employed this kind of function before, you will not have any issues. Using an exceptionally easy to work with interface, you will only need to type in the info of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently created record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out e-mails from a server different from the one you've entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, however when we manage your email messages, you're able to allow an extra level of protection by selecting an option that email messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support crew can assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.