SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual receiving it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, thus they all will identify if an e-mail message comes from a valid 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, whereas in the second one it is removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to pick one of your domains from a drop-down menu and then type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be approved to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This solution offers you the best level of safety, but it's not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain name are handled somewhere else. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection feature is featured with all the semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to use this particular service without difficulty for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a rather easy to use interface, therefore you don't have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your e-mail addresses. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send out emails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be active for the domain that you have picked. As an additional option, we'll also allow you to control your outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing messages to be sent only if the domain name in question includes our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name need to be taken care of on our end and not by a different supplier. By doing this you will enjoy even better control and there will not be a chance for somebody to fake your emails for malicious activities.