SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email forging. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one email and making it appear to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual getting it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which has all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, thus they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from using your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down list and to type in the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution will give you the top standard of protection, but it is not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain are taken care of elsewhere. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to use this particular service effortlessly for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a really user-friendly interface, which means that you do not have to be proficient in the use of computers to secure your emails. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you've picked. As a further option, we also give you the ability to limit your outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes further by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain involved contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain have to be handled by us and not by another provider. Doing so you'll enjoy even better control and there won't be any chances for anyone to forge your e-mail addresses for harmful objectives.