SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one email and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic internationally, therefore they all can identify whether an email message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second one it is removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a couple of mouse-clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down list and then enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be certified to send email messages from your emails. As an added option you can even restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This feature provides you with the highest degree of protection, but it is not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are managed elsewhere. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.