SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the person getting it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic internationally, so that they all can identify whether an e-mail message comes from a valid server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second it's discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our cloud plans. This carried out from the section bearing the same name and you are able to set up the protection for any domain name on our advanced cloud platform. Using a really handy interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to add several servers as well, if needed. When your email addresses are handled by us, you may also employ an even more risk-free option by placing a limit that email messages can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This solution cannot be applied when your site is hosted with us, while your email addresses are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection option will tremendously enhance your web security and stop others from spoofing your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection feature is featured with all of the Linux semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to use this service easily for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very intuitive interface, so you do not have to be tech-savvy in order to protected your e-mail addresses. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send out emails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you have chosen. As a further option, we will also give you the ability to control your outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even better by permitting messages to be sent only when the domain in question features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain have to be taken care of here and not by some other company. Doing so you will have even better control and there won't be any chances for anyone to counterfeit your email addresses for harmful objectives.