SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email forging. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the person receiving it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic globally, so that they all can recognize whether an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second one it is removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You are able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared website hosting plans. This is performed from the section bearing the very same name and you are able to enable the protection for any domain name hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you'll need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to include several servers as well, if needed. When your e-mails are handled by us, you may also use a more secure option by placing a limit that email messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. This option can't be used in case your site is here, but the e-mails are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option can significantly increase your online safety and prevent others from forging your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional collection of services that you will get with this kind of hosting. Starting the protection involves just a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even if you haven't used this kind of feature before, you will not have any kind of problems. Using a really time and effort saving interface, you'll simply need to type in the information of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently created record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email for that particular domain and send e-mail messages from a server different from the one you have entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but in case we handle your emails, you'll be able to activate one more level of security by selecting an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support team can assist you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.