SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the web traffic globally, therefore they all will recognize whether an email message originates from a valid server or not. The check is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second one it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from using your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our Linux shared hosting. This carried out from the section bearing the very same name and you'll be able to set up the protection for any domain name part of our hi-tech cloud platform. Using a very handy interface, all you will have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you'll be able to add several servers as well, when needed. In case your emails are handled on our end, you may also take advantage of an even more secure option by putting a limit that e-mails can be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This alternative cannot be used when your site is here, but the e-mail addresses are with some third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can significantly improve your web protection and prevent others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain name hosted in the account with only a few clicks. This is done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with such issues, you will not have any difficulties to activate the security. Everything that you'll have to do is to pick a domain name from a drop-down list then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed globally only if they're sent from that server. In case your e-mail addresses are managed by us and not by some third-party provider, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for emails to be mailed only if the domain name features our MX records and this would be the most secure option. Should you have any kind of questions regarding thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.