Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is intended to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one e-mail, but to seem as being sent from another, ordinarily with the idea to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, an exclusive record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally receive it. The record contains all mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and in case the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message will not be submitted and it will be removed. If you use this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam emails which appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform with only a couple of clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our state-of-the-art Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down list and then enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be approved to send messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature will provide you with the best standard of protection, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the emails for the domain name are managed in another place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated servers, provides you with a really intuitive interface to enable the SPF protection service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses. When the emails are handled by us and not by a different supplier, you're able to raise the protection level even more and take advantage of an option for the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option will give you increased control and it will eliminate any possibility of anyone forging your e-mails with the objective of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable if just your web site is on our outstanding cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by another service provider. If you aren't sure what features to choose, our technical support staff will help you 24/7.