SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another with the objective to scam in some way the individual opening it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic internationally, thus they all will recognize if an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail 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 domains will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in our Linux shared website hosting. This is done via the section bearing an identical name and you are able to allow the protection for each domain name hosted on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. Using a really handy interface, all you have to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to add several servers too, when needed. In case your e-mails are handled by us, you can also use an even more secure option by setting a limit that e-mails can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This alternative cannot be used when your site is hosted with us, while your emails are with a third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection option can vastly increase your web safety and stop other people from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain hosted in the account with just a few mouse-clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these matters, you won't have any difficulties to activate the protection. Everything that you will need to do is to find a domain name from a drop-down list and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent around the world only if they're sent from that specific server. In case your emails are handled by us and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for emails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. In case you have any questions about thisfunction, you will be able to contact our support crew 24/7.