SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at stopping the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this means sending a message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual receiving it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is saved on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic all over the world, so they all can identify if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second it's removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down list and then type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be authorized to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This option will give you the top level of protection, but it's not applicable when only your site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are taken care of in a different place. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which is included with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will provide you with an incredibly intuitive interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain name that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mails. If the emails are handled by us and not by a different supplier, you will be able to increase the protection level even more and benefit from an option for your outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option gives you more control and it'll eliminate any possibility of someone faking your e-mail addresses with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable when only your site is hosted on our modern cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by some other service provider. If you are not sure what options to pick, our technical support staff will assist you 24/7.