Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is used to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one e-mail, but to seem as being sent from another, typically with the purpose to fraud the recipient for some reason. 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 around the world have it. The record contains all email servers that are allowed 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 in case the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target receiver. In case, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message will not be forwarded and it'll be removed. In case you use this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam messages which appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux website hosting packages. This is done from the section bearing the same name and you are able to set up the protection for each and every domain name part of our exceptional cloud hosting platform. Using a really user-friendly interface, all you have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to add several servers too, when needed. If your e-mails are taken care of on our end, you can also employ an even more secure option by placing a limit that messages can be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This alternative can't be used in case your web site is hosted with us, but your email addresses are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection option will definitely enhance your online protection and stop others from counterfeiting your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular group of services that you will receive using this type of website hosting. Activating the protection requires just a couple of simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in the event that you haven't used this type of feature before, you will not have any kind of troubles. Through an exceptionally intuitive interface, you'll just need to type in the info of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently generated record propagates, no one will be able to forge any e-mail address for that particular domain and send messages from a server different from the one you have typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, but if we manage your emails, you're able to activate one more level of security by picking an option that email messages can be send out from addresses only if the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support crew will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any questions regarding this service.