SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at blocking the so-called email faking. Basically, this means sending some message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic internationally, so they all can identify whether an email message comes from a legitimate 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, whereas in the second it's removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available as standard with each cloud web hosting package that we supply and you are able to use it without difficulty to secure the e-mail addresses for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of the state-of-the-art, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from emails generated under the domain name that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses can be handled by another supplier, but when we manage them along with your site, you can also activate the option for your email messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This solution gives you better protection as exclusively our server will be authorized to send out messages from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any questions or if you experience any problems with this particular service, you can contact our technical support team at any time and they will give you a hand in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection feature is featured with all the Linux semi-dedicated packages, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to activate the service easily for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a quite intuitive interface, which means that you will not have to be tech-savvy to protected your email addresses. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send emails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be active for the domain name that you've picked. As a further option, we'll also allow you to control the outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing emails to be sent only when the domain in question contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name need to be managed here and not by a different provider. By doing this you'll have even superior control and there will not be any chance for anyone to forge your e-mail addresses for harmful uses.