SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email faking. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another with the objective to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, so they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second one it's removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our state-of-the-art Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and then enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be certified to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution will give you the highest standard of security, but it is not applicable when only your website is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain name are managed in a different place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.