SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at preventing the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the person getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic across the globe, thus they all will recognize if an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second it's removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain name hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a few clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and then enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be authorized to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature offers you the best degree of safety, but it's not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain name are managed elsewhere. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to secure your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain name in your account with just a few clicks. This is done through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of matters, you won't have any kind of difficulties to enable the security. Everything that you will have to do is to choose a domain from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent worldwide only if they're sent from that server. If your e-mail addresses are handled by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to activate an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain includes our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. If you have any questions regarding thisfeature, you can get in touch with our support team 24/7.