SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, this means sending a message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some way the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic around the world, therefore they all can recognize whether an e-mail message comes from a valid 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 it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Hosting

You'll be able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in our Linux hosting packages. This is done from the section with an identical name and you can allow the protection for any domain hosted on our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a very convenient interface, all you will need to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you'll be able to include several servers as well, if needed. When your e-mails are handled on our end, you may also employ an even more risk-free option by putting a limit that emails can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This option cannot be applied in case your site is hosted with us, but the e-mails are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection option will vastly improve your web security and stop others from spoofing your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to protect your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for any domain name in the account with only a few mouse-clicks. This is done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of issues, you will not have any kind of troubles to activate the security. The only things that you'll need to do is to pick a domain name from a drop-down list and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed globally only if they are sent from that server. When your email addresses are handled by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to use an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain name includes our MX records and this is the most secure option. If you have any kind of questions related to thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.