SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at preventing the so-called email forging. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it appear to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the person opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic globally, therefore they all can identify whether an e-mail message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of mouse-clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be approved to send email messages from your emails. As an added option you can even restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This feature provides you with the best standard of security, but it's not applicable when only your site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are taken care of somewhere else. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can secure your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for any domain name in the account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous experience with these issues, you won't have any kind of troubles to activate the protection. Everything that you'll have to do is to select a domain from a drop-down menu then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered around the world only if they're sent from that server. If your e-mail addresses are managed by us and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for email messages to be mailed only if the domain name contains our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. When you have any kind of questions related to thisfunction, you can contact our support crew 24/7.