Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is used to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from a different one, typically with the objective to fraud the recipient someway. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a specific record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record features all the mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an email address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message won't be submitted and it'll be removed. In the event that you employ this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam which appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a couple of clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down list and to type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be authorized to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This solution will give you the best degree of protection, but it is not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while your emails for the domain name are taken care of elsewhere. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional collection of services that you will get with this type of hosting. Enabling the protection requires only several simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even when you have never used this kind of feature before, you will not have any kind of problems. Employing a really intuitive interface, you'll only have to input the information of the mail server that will be certified to send messages from your addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly created record propagates, no one will be able to fake any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out e-mails from a server other than the one you've typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, but in case we manage your emails, you'll be able to activate one more level of protection by picking an option that emails can be send from addresses only if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support crew will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any questions related to this service.