SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at stopping the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Basically, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic worldwide, thus they all can recognize whether an email message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second it is discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and type in the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be approved to send messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This option will provide you with the highest degree of protection, but it is not applicable when only your site is on our servers while the emails for the domain name are handled elsewhere. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional set of services that you'll receive using this kind of hosting. Enabling the protection involves only a couple of simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in case you have never employed this kind of function before, you won't have any type of issues. Using a really intuitive interface, you will just have to enter the info of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently generated record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any email address for that particular domain name and send e-mail messages from a server other than the one you've typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, however if we manage your emails, you're able to activate an additional level of security by choosing an option that email messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any questions regarding this service.