Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is employed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one email, but to seem as being sent from another one, usually with the objective to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, an exclusive record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally receive it. The record contains all of the email servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target receiver. In case, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the given domain, the email message won't be submitted and it'll be removed. In case you use this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam emails that look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to pick one of your domains from a drop-down list and enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be approved to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This solution will provide you with the best standard of security, but it is not applicable if only your website is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are handled in a different place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with our semi-dedicated plans, provides you with a really user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain name that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and 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 e-mail addresses. In case the emails are managed by us and not by another provider, you're able to raise the security level even more and activate an option for all the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option will give you increased control and it will eliminate any possibility of somebody faking your e-mails with the objective of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable when only your web site is hosted on our advanced cloud hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by another provider. If you aren't sure what features to choose, our tech support staff will assist you 24/7.