SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at blocking the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this means sending a message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another with the idea to scam in some way the individual receiving it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic globally, so that they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second it's removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with just a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our web hosting. This is performed through the section with an identical name and you are able to allow the protection for any domain name part of our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a very handy interface, all you need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can add several servers as well, if needed. In case your emails are managed by us, you may also employ an even more secure option by setting a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domain names feature our MX records. This alternative cannot be used if your web site is hosted with us, but your e-mail addresses are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can considerably increase your web protection and stop others from spoofing your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to activate this service easily for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a really easy to use interface, therefore you do not need to be tech-savvy in order to protected your e-mails. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send e-mails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you've selected. As a further option, we also allow you to restrict the outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even better by permitting email messages to be sent only when the domain name involved has our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name should be handled by us and not by some other provider. In this way you will enjoy even better control and there will not be any chances for someone to counterfeit your emails for harmful purposes.