SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this means sending a message from one email and making it appear to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic globally, so that they all will identify if an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second it's removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection option is available by default with every single cloud hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to use it with ease so as to protect the email addresses for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our outstanding, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from email addresses created under the domain that you've picked. Your e-mails can be taken care of by some other company, but if we handle them together with your website, you can also activate the option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This feature provides you with greater protection as just our server will be certified to send out messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any difficulties with this particular service, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they will assist you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function is featured with all the semi-dedicated hosting service, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to activate the service effortlessly for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a rather user-friendly interface, therefore you don't have to be proficient in the use of computers to secure your emails. You'll only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send out emails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be active for the domain that you've chosen. As a further option, we also allow you to control the outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even better by allowing messages to be sent only if the domain name in question features our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain need to be handled here and not by some other supplier. Doing so you'll have even better control and there won't be any chances for any person to forge your e-mails for malicious intentions.