Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is intended to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail, but to look as being sent from a different one, usually with the objective to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, an exclusive record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world receive it. The record features all e-mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an email address within the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and when the sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target destination. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message won't be submitted and it'll be removed. Whenever you employ this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam that seem to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with only a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in our cloud website hosting plans. This is performed through the section with the very same name and you'll be able to allow the protection for each and every domain part of our advanced cloud hosting platform. Using a really simple interface, all you have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be accredited to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to include several servers too, when needed. When your email addresses are managed by us, you can also use an even more secure option by setting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This option cannot be applied in case your web site is hosted with us, while the email addresses are with a third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution will greatly increase your online protection and prevent other people from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with our semi-dedicated hosting plans, will provide you with an incredibly easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain name that you host within your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. When the e-mail messages are taken care of on our end and not by some other provider, you're able to raise the security level even further and take advantage of an option for the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option provides you with increased control and it'll eliminate any chance of anybody forging your e-mails with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable in case only your web site is on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform, while your e-mails are handled by a different service provider. If you are not sure what options to pick, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.