SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at blocking the so-called email forging. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic worldwide, thus they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to choose 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 e-mail servers that will be authorized to send messages from your emails. As an added option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This option will give you the highest level of security, but it is not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are taken care of in a different place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function is provided with all of the semi-dedicated plans, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to use this particular service with ease for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a rather intuitive interface, therefore you won't need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your e-mail addresses. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send emails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you've picked. As an extra option, we also give you the ability to control your outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes further by allowing email messages to be sent only when the domain name involved contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain should be managed by us and not by a different supplier. By doing so you'll get even better control and there won't be a chance for any person to forge your emails for malicious activities.