SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, 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 person opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic all over the world, therefore they all will identify whether an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second it is discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Hosting

The SPF protection feature is provided by default with each hosting plan that we supply and you'll be able to use it without difficulty so as to secure the email addresses for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the innovative, and easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mails from e-mails created under the domain that you have picked. Your emails may be managed by a different provider, but if we manage them together with your website, you can activate an option for messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This solution will provide you with superior security as solely our server will be permitted to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any questions or if you have any sort of troubles with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew anytime and they will assist you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection feature is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to use this particular service without difficulty for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a quite easy to use interface, so you don't need to be tech-savvy in order to protected your e-mails. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send out emails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be active for the domain name that you've picked. As an additional option, we will also give you the ability to control the outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even further by permitting email messages to be sent only if the domain name involved features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name should be handled by us and not by a different provider. Doing so you'll have even better control and there will not be any chance for someone to counterfeit your email addresses for malicious activities.