Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is designed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one email address, but to seem as being sent from another, often with the objective to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record includes all of the mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an email 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 the sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message will not be sent and it'll be discarded. If you use this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails that seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with only a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our shared hosting plans. This is performed via the section with an identical name and you'll be able to set up the protection for each and every domain on our advanced cloud platform. Using a really time and effort saving interface, all you will have to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can include several servers too, when needed. If your emails are handled by us, you can also take advantage of an even more secure option by setting a limit that emails can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This solution cannot be applied when your website is hosted with us, while your e-mails are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection solution will significantly improve your web protection and stop others from counterfeiting your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain name in the account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of issues, you will not have any kind of trouble to enable the protection. Everything that you'll need to do will be to select a domain name from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent globally only if they are sent from that specific server. When your emails are handled by us and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to benefit from an option for email messages to be mailed only if the domain features our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. If you have any kind of questions about thisfeature, you'll be able to contact our technical support team 24/7.