SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email forging. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, so that they all will recognize whether an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second it's removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can activate the SPF protection option for your domains with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our cloud plans. This is performed via the section bearing an identical name and you'll be able to allow the protection for each and every domain part of our hi-tech cloud platform. Using a really user-friendly interface, all you'll have to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to add several servers as well, when needed. If your e-mail addresses are handled on our end, you may also use a more secure option by setting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This solution cannot be applied in case your web site is here, while your e-mails are with some third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution will strongly enhance your online safety and stop others from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated plans, offers you an incredibly intuitive interface to activate the SPF protection service for any domain name that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses. When the e-mails are managed on our end and not by some other provider, you'll be able to increase the security level even more and enable an option for the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option will provide you with more control and it'll eliminate any chance of anyone forging your email addresses with the objective of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable in case only your website is hosted on our outstanding cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by another provider. If you aren't sure what options to select, our tech support staff will help you 24/7.