Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is employed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to look as being sent from another one, usually with the objective to fraud the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world have it. The record includes all email servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an address part of the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message will not be submitted and it will be removed. When you use this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails that look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be certified to send messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This option provides you with the best standard of safety, but it's not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are managed in another place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to protect your emails by activating the SPF protection service for every domain name hosted in the account with only a couple of clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with such matters, you will not have any kind of trouble to activate the security. Everything that you'll need to do will be to select a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered around the world only if they are sent from that specific server. In case your email addresses are managed by us and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to activate an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain contains our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. Should you have any questions regarding thisfeature, you can contact our technical support crew 24/7.