SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, this means sending a message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the person opening it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, therefore they all will identify if an e-mail message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second one it is removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our cloud service. This is done through the section with the very same name and you're able to set up the protection for any domain name on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. Using a really time and effort saving interface, all you have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to include several servers too, if needed. When your email addresses are handled by us, you may also use an even more risk-free option by putting a restriction that emails can be sent only when your domain names feature our MX records. This solution can't be used when your website is here, and the e-mail addresses are with a third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection option will really enhance your web security and prevent others from spoofing your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can secure your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain hosted in your account with just a few mouse-clicks. This is done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these matters, you won't have any trouble to enable the protection. All that you'll need to do is to pick a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent worldwide only if they're sent from that server. When your email addresses are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to benefit from an option for emails to be sent only if the domain features our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. When you have any kind of questions related to thisfeature, you can get in touch with our support team 24/7.