SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at blocking the so-called email forging. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the person getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic around the world, therefore they all can recognize if an e-mail message originates from a valid server or not. The check is conducted 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 gets to the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

When you host your domains in a cloud hosting account with us and we handle the emails for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in a section of its own where you're able to see which domain names are already protected. For those that aren't, you can enable the SPF protection solution and configure a number of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to create a rule that messages can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, but it can be used in the event that we take care of the e-mails for your domain names and do not use some other email supplier. The newly generated records will be activated within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email by using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection feature is featured with all the Linux semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to activate the service with ease for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a really intuitive interface, therefore you don't need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your e-mail addresses. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send e-mails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you have selected. As a further option, we'll also give you the ability to restrict your outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even better by allowing emails to be sent only when the domain involved has our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain need to be managed on our end and not by a different company. By doing this you'll enjoy even superior control and there won't be any chances for anybody to forge your emails for harmful uses.