SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at protecting against the so-called email faking. Essentially, this means sending some message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual opening it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic all over the world, therefore they all will recognize whether an email message comes from a legitimate server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from using your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down list and to enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be authorized to send emails from your emails. As an added option you can even restrict the messages to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature gives you the top standard of protection, but it's not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are taken care of elsewhere. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with all our semi-dedicated plans, will provide you with an extremely intuitive interface to enable the SPF protection service for any domain that you host within your new account. Several 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 which will be allowed to send out messages from your email addresses. In case the e-mails are handled on our end and not by a different provider, you're able to raise the protection level even further and benefit from an option for all of the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option gives you more control and it will eliminate any chance of somebody counterfeiting your e-mail addresses with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable if only your website is hosted on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are handled by another service provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our technical support crew will help you 24/7.