Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is intended to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from a different one, generally with the idea to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world get it. The record includes all e-mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the given domain, the email message will not be submitted and it will be removed. If you employ this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam which appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a few clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down list and type in the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be authorized to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This feature will provide you with the top standard of security, but it is not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain are managed in a different place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you can take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the regular set of services that you will get with this kind of web hosting. Starting the protection will require just a few easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even in the event that you've never employed such a feature before, you won't have any issues. Using an exceptionally easy to work with interface, you'll only need to insert the information of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently generated record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email address for that particular domain and send out e-mail messages from a server other than the one you've entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, however in case we manage your email messages, you'll be able to activate one more level of protection by selecting an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support crew can help you 24/7 if you have any questions related to this service.