SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email forging. Essentially, it indicates sending some message from one email and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual opening it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic globally, so that they all will recognize whether an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second it's discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available by default with each and every web hosting package that we supply and you can use it without difficulty in order to protect the e-mail addresses for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of the revolutionary, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out emails from emails created under the domain that you've picked. Your emails may be handled by a different company, but if we handle them together with your site, you can also activate the option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This selection will provide you with better protection as solely our server will be authorized to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any issues with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they will assist you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all our Linux semi-dedicated servers, offers you an extremely user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for any domain name that you host inside your new account. Several 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 permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses. In case the email messages are handled by us and not by another provider, you can increase the protection level even more and benefit from an option for your outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option gives you better control and it will eliminate any possibility of someone counterfeiting your emails with the intention of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable when only your website is on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are managed by a different provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our tech support team will assist you 24/7.