SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail faking. Essentially, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the web traffic worldwide, so that they all will recognize whether an email message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second it's removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our shared website hosting plans. This is done from the section with an identical name and you are able to allow the protection for any domain name part of our state-of-the-art cloud platform. Using a very convenient interface, all you'll have to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to include several servers as well, if needed. When your e-mails are handled by us, you can also employ an even more risk-free option by putting a restriction that email messages can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This alternative cannot be used in case your website is hosted with us, but the e-mail addresses are with a third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution will significantly enhance your online security and prevent other people from counterfeiting your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for any domain hosted in the account with just a few mouse-clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with such things, you won't have any kind of trouble to activate the security. All that you will have to do is to find a domain from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed around the world only if they are sent from that server. If your email addresses are taken care of by us and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain name contains our MX records and this would be the most secure option. In case you have any questions about thisfeature, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew 24/7.