SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at blocking the so-called email forging. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which has all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic all over the world, thus they all will recognize whether an e-mail message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted 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's discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down list and then enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be certified to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature offers you the top degree of security, but it is not applicable when only your site is on our servers while your emails for the domain name are taken care of in a different place. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for every domain name hosted in your account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with such issues, you won't have any kind of troubles to enable the protection. Everything that you will need to do is to find a domain from a drop-down menu then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent around the world only if they're sent from that server. In case your email addresses are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain name features our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. Should you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew 24/7.