SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, this means sending a message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which has all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic around the world, thus they all can recognize if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second it is removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be permitted to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature provides you with the top standard of protection, but it is not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain are managed somewhere else. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available with all of the semi-dedicated hosting, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to use the service effortlessly for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very easy to work with interface, therefore you won't need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your emails. You will simply 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 shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain name that you have picked. As an additional option, we also give you the ability to limit the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even better by permitting emails to be sent only when the domain name in question includes our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name need to be managed on our end and not by some other company. Thus you will have even superior control and there will not be any chance for anyone to counterfeit your e-mail addresses for malicious uses.