SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at blocking the so-called email forging. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some way the individual getting it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic around the world, thus they all can recognize whether an email message comes from a trustworthy 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, while in the second it's discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our hi-tech Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down list and to enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be authorized to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you can even restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This solution will give you the highest standard of protection, but it is not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain are taken care of elsewhere. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute is provided with all semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to activate the service easily for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a quite user-friendly interface, therefore you won't have to be tech-savvy in order to secure your e-mails. You'll simply need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send out emails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you've selected. As a further option, we'll also allow you to restrict the outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes further by permitting messages to be sent only when the domain involved contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name need to be taken care of here and not by some other company. Thus you will have even superior control and there will not be any chance for anyone to fake your emails for malicious purposes.