SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at protecting against the so-called email faking. Basically, this means sending some message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the person opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic worldwide, so they all can identify if an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down list and to type in the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be permitted to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This feature offers you the highest level of security, but it's not applicable if only your website is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are managed elsewhere. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection feature is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting service, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to use this service with ease for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a quite user-friendly interface, which means that you will not have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your e-mail addresses. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you've picked. As a further option, we'll also allow you to restrict your outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes further by permitting messages to be sent only if the domain name in question includes our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain should be handled on our end and not by a different company. Thus you will get even superior control and there will not be a chance for somebody to forge your e-mail addresses for malicious intentions.