SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, this means sending some message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, so they all can recognize whether an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your domains in a cloud web hosting account with us and we handle the e-mail addresses for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in a separate section where you can see which domains are currently secured. For the ones that are not, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection solution and set up various things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to create a rule that messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. The last mentioned option is the most secure one, and it can be used if we take care of the email addresses for your domain names and you are not using some other e-mail provider. The newly created records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail with your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with all of our Linux semi-dedicated packages, provides you with an incredibly easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF security service for each domain that you host inside your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses. In case the e-mail messages are taken care of by us and not by another provider, you can raise the protection level even more and take advantage of an option for all the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anybody forging your email addresses with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable when just your website is on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are managed by a different service provider. If you aren't sure what features to choose, our technical support staff will help you 24/7.