SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, this means sending a message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual getting it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic across the globe, so that they all can recognize whether an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second one it's removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

You are able to enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our Linux web hosting service. This is done from the section bearing the very same name and you are able to enable the protection for each and every domain name hosted on our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a very convenient interface, all you need to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can include several servers too, if needed. If your e-mail addresses are managed on our end, you may also take advantage of a more secure option by putting a restriction that email messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. This option can't be used when your site is hosted with us, and your e-mails are with a third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection option will really improve your online safety and prevent others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can protect your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain in your account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done in 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 these kinds of things, you won't have any troubles to activate the protection. Everything that you will have to do is to choose a domain from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent around the world only if they are sent from that server. When your email addresses are managed by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only if the domain includes our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. If you have any questions about thisfeature, you will be able to contact our tech support crew 24/7.