SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which has all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the web traffic across the globe, so that they all will identify if an email message comes from a valid server or not. The verification 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 its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The function can be found in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and then type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be permitted to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature gives you the highest level of safety, but it's not applicable if only your website is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are handled in a different place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection attribute is featured with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to activate the service with ease for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a quite intuitive interface, which means that you won't have to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mail addresses. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send emails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you've selected. As an extra option, we'll also give you the ability to control the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even further by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name involved features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name have to be taken care of here and not by another provider. Doing so you'll enjoy even superior control and there won't be a chance for anyone to forge your emails for harmful uses.