SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at blocking the so-called email forging. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another with the objective to scam in some way the person opening it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic across the globe, thus they all can recognize if an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second it's discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection option for your domains with just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our Linux shared hosting. This is performed from the section with the same name and you'll be able to set up the protection for each domain name part of our innovative cloud hosting platform. Using a very handy interface, all you will need to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to include several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mail addresses are taken care of on our end, you can also employ a more risk-free option by setting a restriction that email messages can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This alternative cannot be applied when your website is hosted with us, but your e-mails are with some third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection option can significantly increase your web security and prevent other people from counterfeiting your email addresses.