SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from another with the objective to scam in some manner the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic around the world, therefore they all will recognize whether an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second it's discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from using your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

The SPF protection function is available by default with each cloud website hosting plan that we supply and you are able to use it without any difficulty so that you can protect the email addresses for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of the outstanding, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send emails from email addresses made under the domain name that you've selected. Your e-mails can be managed by some other supplier, but in case that we manage them in addition to your website, you can also activate an option for your emails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This feature provides you with superior security as solely our server will be approved to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any sort of difficulties with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they'll give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can secure your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name in your account with just a few clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these things, you won't have any kind of difficulties to enable the security. The only things that you will need to do is to select a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent around the world only if they are sent from that specific server. If your e-mail addresses are handled by us and not by some third-party provider, you can also benefit from an option for emails to be sent only when the domain contains our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. When you have any questions related to thisfeature, you can get in touch with our tech support team 24/7.