SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one email and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic across the globe, so that they all will identify if an email message originates from a valid server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

You are able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our web hosting plans. This is done through the section bearing an identical name and you can enable the protection for any domain on our modern cloud platform. Using a really simple interface, all you need to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can add several servers as well, if needed. When your emails are handled by us, you may also take advantage of a more secure option by putting a limit that e-mails can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. This option cannot be applied in case your website is here, and your e-mails are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection option can tremendously improve your web protection and prevent others from forging your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name in the account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of things, you won't have any difficulties to activate the protection. The only things that you will have to do is to pick a domain from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent globally only if they're sent from that particular server. If your email addresses are managed by us and not by a third-party provider, you can also activate an option for email messages to be mailed only if the domain name contains our MX records and the latter is the safest option. If you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you can get in touch with our tech support crew 24/7.