SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, this indicates sending some message from one email and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the person opening it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is stored on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic internationally, thus they all will identify whether an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second it's removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our state-of-the-art Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send messages from your emails. As an added option you can even restrict the messages to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This solution offers you the top level of security, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain are managed elsewhere. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection attribute is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to use the service easily for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a quite easy to work with interface, which means that you will not need to be tech-savvy in order to secure your e-mail addresses. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send out emails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you've picked. As an extra option, we also give you the ability to restrict the outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes further by permitting emails to be sent only when the domain in question features our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain should be taken care of on our end and not by some other supplier. Thus you'll have even better control and there won't be a chance for anyone to fake your e-mails for harmful objectives.