SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this means sending some message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic globally, so they all will identify if an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second it is removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from using your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection function is available as standard with each cloud hosting plan that we supply and you are able to use it without difficulty so as to secure the email addresses for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of the hi-tech, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the email server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from emails made under the domain name that you've selected. Your e-mails may be taken care of by another supplier, but in case that we manage them along with your web site, you can also enable the option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This option gives you greater protection as just our server will be permitted to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any questions or in case you experience any sort of difficulties with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they'll assist you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which is included with all our semi-dedicated servers, offers you an extremely easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF protection service for any domain that you host within your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses. If the e-mail messages are taken care of on our end and not by another supplier, you can raise the protection level even further and activate an option for the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option provides you with more control and it'll eliminate any chance of anyone faking your e-mails with the intention of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable when just your website is on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are handled by a different provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our tech support crew will assist you 24/7.