SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is placed on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic around the world, therefore they all can recognize if an email message originates from a valid server or not. The verification is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second it is discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

The SPF protection option is provided as standard with each cloud website hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to use it without any difficulty so that you can secure the emails for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of the state-of-the-art, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP address 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 email messages from e-mails generated under the domain name that you've selected. Your e-mails can be managed by another company, but in case that we handle them in addition to your site, you may also enable the option for your e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This option will provide you with improved protection as solely our server will be authorized to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any questions or if you experience any kind of difficulties with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they'll assist you immediately.