SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one email and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual getting it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which has all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic all over the world, therefore they all will recognize whether an email message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection option for your domains with only a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our shared hosting. This is performed from the section bearing an identical name and you'll be able to enable the protection for each domain hosted on our exceptional cloud hosting platform. Using a very handy interface, all you have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to include several servers as well, if needed. When your emails are taken care of on our end, you can also take advantage of a more risk-free option by placing a limit that email messages can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This option cannot be used in case your web site is here, but your emails are with some third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection option can considerably enhance your web safety and stop other people from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain hosted in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with such matters, you won't have any kind of difficulties to enable the security. The only things that you will have to do will be to find a domain name from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent worldwide only if they are sent from that specific server. When your emails are managed by us and not by a third-party provider, you'll also be able to activate an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. Should you have any questions related to thisfunction, you will be able to contact our support crew 24/7.