SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail forging. Essentially, this means sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the individual getting it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic internationally, thus they all can recognize if an email message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second one it is removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from using your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a few clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be authorized to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This solution provides you with the highest degree of safety, but it is not applicable when only your website is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain name are handled in another place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.