SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email faking. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the person getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic across the globe, thus they all will identify whether an email message originates from a valid server or not. The check is conducted 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 is discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be approved to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This option provides you with the top standard of safety, but it is not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are taken care of in a different place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function comes with all semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you can use this service effortlessly for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a rather intuitive interface, so you do not have to be tech-savvy in order to protected your email addresses. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you've picked. As a further option, we will also give you the ability to control the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes further by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain in question features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name need to be managed on our end and not by a different provider. By doing this you will enjoy even superior control and there won't be any chances for someone to counterfeit your e-mail addresses for malicious activities.