SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at blocking the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the person receiving it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic globally, therefore they all will recognize whether an e-mail message comes 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 message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Hosting

The SPF protection option is available by default with every single hosting package that we supply and you're able to use it without any difficulty to secure the emails for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our outstanding, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out emails from e-mails made under the domain name that you have selected. Your emails can be managed by another provider, but when we manage them together with your site, you can activate an option for emails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This option will provide you with better security as solely our server will be authorized to send out messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any questions or in case you have any kind of issues with this particular service, you can contact our technical support team anytime and they will assist you without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all our semi-dedicated servers, offers you a very user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for any domain name that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses. When the emails are managed by us and not by another provider, you can raise the protection level even more and benefit from an option for your outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option will give you more control and it will eliminate any possibility of someone counterfeiting your e-mail addresses with the intention of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable if only your website is hosted on our modern cloud hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are handled by some other service provider. If you are not sure what options to select, our technical support team will help you 24/7.