SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another with the idea to scam in some manner the person receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic globally, so they all will identify whether an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and to type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be certified to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This option gives you the highest degree of security, but it's not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while your emails for the domain name are managed in another place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain in your account with only a few clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of issues, you won't have any kind of problems to enable the protection. Everything that you will need to do will be to select a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered worldwide only if they were sent from that server. In case your emails are handled by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to benefit from an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only if the domain has our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. If you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.