SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at stopping the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the individual opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic across the globe, thus they all will recognize whether an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second one it's removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

You are able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our Linux web hosting packages. This is done through the section bearing an identical name and you can set up the protection for each and every domain part of our advanced cloud hosting platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you are able to add several servers as well, when needed. If your e-mails are handled on our end, you can also take advantage of a more risk-free option by putting a limit that e-mails can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This option can't be used in case your web site is here, but the e-mails are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will really enhance your web security and prevent others from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection feature is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated packages, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to activate this particular service without difficulty for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really user-friendly interface, which means that you don't need to be tech-savvy in order to protected your e-mail addresses. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you have selected. As a further option, we also give you the ability to restrict your outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even better by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name in question features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain have to be managed by us and not by another company. Thus you will have even superior control and there will not be any chances for someone to fake your email addresses for harmful purposes.