Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is intended to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail, but to look as being sent from another one, usually with the purpose to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, an exclusive record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers around the world receive it. The record includes all the e-mail servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an email address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and in case its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. When, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message will not be sent and it will be discarded. In case you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam e-mails that look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a couple of mouse-clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our state-of-the-art Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to choose one of your domains from a drop-down list and then type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be authorized to send email messages from your emails. As an added option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature gives you the top standard of security, but it is not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are taken care of in another place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard group of services that you will get with this type of web hosting. Activating the protection involves just a few easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even in the event that you have never employed this type of function before, you won't have any kind of issues. Employing an exceptionally user-friendly interface, you will just need to type in the details of the mail server that will be certified to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently generated record propagates, no one will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain and send messages from a server other than the one you have typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, but in case we manage your email messages, you're able to enable one more level of protection by picking an option that emails can be send out from addresses only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support crew can help you 24/7 if you have any questions related to this service.