Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is intended to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail, but to appear as being sent from another one, usually with the idea to fraud the recipient someway. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally get it. The record contains all e-mail servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target destination. If, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message will not be sent and it will be discarded. Whenever you use this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam that look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The function can be found in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can even restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This solution provides you with the highest degree of safety, but it's not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are managed somewhere else. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain in your account with only a few mouse-clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with such matters, you will not have any kind of problems to activate the security. The only things that you will need to do will be to find a domain from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed worldwide only if they were sent from that particular server. When your email addresses are taken care of by us and not by a third-party provider, you'll also be able to activate an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. In case you have any kind of questions regarding thisfunction, you can contact our tech support crew 24/7.