SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at preventing the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the person getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, so that they all will identify if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with just a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our Linux shared services. This is performed from the section bearing the same name and you are able to allow the protection for any domain name hosted on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. Using a really simple interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you can include several servers as well, if needed. If your emails are managed on our end, you can also employ a more secure option by placing a limit that email messages can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This alternative cannot be used if your website is hosted with us, and your e-mail addresses are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can significantly enhance your online protection and prevent others from spoofing your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to protect your emails by activating the SPF security service for any domain hosted in your account with only a couple of clicks. This is done from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with such issues, you will not have any kind of difficulties to activate the security. Everything that you will need to do is to choose a domain name from a drop-down list and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered worldwide only if they were sent from that specific server. If your e-mail addresses are managed by our company and not by some third-party provider, you can also activate an option for emails to be mailed only if the domain contains our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. Should you have any kind of questions regarding thisfeature, you'll be able to contact our technical support team 24/7.