SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, 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 way the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic internationally, so that they all can identify if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You can enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with just a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared hosting. This is done from the section with the same name and you'll be able to set up the protection for each domain on our modern cloud platform. Using a very simple interface, all you'll need to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to add several servers too, when needed. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of on our end, you can also use a more risk-free option by putting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This option cannot be applied if your web site is hosted with us, and the e-mails are with some third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will vastly enhance your online safety and prevent others from spoofing your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this service without difficulty for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very easy to use interface, so you do not have to be tech-savvy in order to protected your email addresses. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you have chosen. As an extra option, we will also allow you to limit your outgoing email 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 emails for the domain name have to be managed on our end and not by another provider. In this way you'll get even better control and there won't be any chance for anyone to fake your emails for malicious objectives.