Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is designed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email, but to seem as being sent from a different, often with the objective to fraud the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally have it. The record includes all the mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address under the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message won't be sent and it will be discarded. Whenever you use this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails that appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection option for your domains with just a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our shared hosting. This is done via the section bearing the very same name and you are able to allow the protection for each domain name on our outstanding cloud hosting platform. Using a really time and effort saving interface, all you'll need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to include several servers as well, if needed. In case your emails are managed by us, you may also take advantage of a more risk-free option by putting a restriction that email messages can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. This option cannot be applied when your web site is here, while the email addresses are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection option will tremendously improve your web security and stop others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is included with our Linux semi-dedicated plans, offers you a very intuitive interface to activate the SPF security service for each domain that you host inside your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses. When the emails are handled by us and not by another provider, you will be able to boost the security level even more and benefit from an option for all of the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option provides you with increased control and it'll eliminate any chance of anybody counterfeiting your email addresses with the purpose of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable if just your site is hosted on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are handled by another service provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our technical support staff will help you 24/7.