SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic worldwide, therefore they all will identify if an e-mail message originates from a valid 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, while in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided by default with each web hosting plan that we offer and you can use it with ease in order to protect the e-mail addresses for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of the state-of-the-art, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mails from email addresses generated under the domain name that you have selected. Your emails may be handled by another supplier, but when we manage them together with your web site, you can enable the option for your e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This solution provides you with superior security as only our server will be approved to send emails from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any sort of troubles with this particular service, you can contact our tech support crew anytime and they will assist you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function is featured with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to use the service with ease for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a very intuitive interface, therefore you do not have to be proficient in the use of computers to secure your emails. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you've chosen. As an extra option, we'll also give you the ability to control your outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even further by permitting messages to be sent only when the domain name in question has our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain should be managed here and not by a different supplier. By doing so you will have even superior control and there won't be any chance for someone to forge your e-mails for harmful uses.