SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this means sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the person getting it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic globally, thus they all can identify whether an email message comes from a valid 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 the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux cloud web hosting packages. This is done through the section bearing the very same name and you can set up the protection for any domain name on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a really user-friendly interface, all you will have to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to add several servers too, if needed. When your email addresses are managed on our end, you can also employ a more secure option by placing a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option can't be applied if your website is hosted here, but your emails are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection option can tremendously enhance your online safety and stop other people from forging your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all our semi-dedicated hosting, provides you with an extremely easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF protection service for each domain that you host within your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mails. In case the e-mails are taken care of by us and not by a different supplier, you are able to boost the security level even further and activate an option for all the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option provides you with more control and it'll eliminate any chance of anyone counterfeiting your emails with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable when only your website is hosted on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, while your emails are handled by a different provider. If you aren't sure what options to select, our tech support team will help you 24/7.