Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is intended to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to look as being sent from another, ordinarily with the objective to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world have it. The record includes all of the e-mail servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an address under the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the message will not be sent and it'll be discarded. If you employ this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam e-mails which appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to choose one of your domains from the drop-down list and then type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be certified to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This feature provides you with the highest level of safety, but it's not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while your emails for the domain name are handled in another place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional set of services that you will receive with this kind of web hosting. Enabling the protection will involve just a few easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in case you've never used this kind of function before, you will not have any problems. Employing an exceptionally easy-to-use interface, you'll just need to insert the details of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently created record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email for that particular domain and send e-mail messages from a server different from the one you have typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, yet if we manage your emails, you can allow an additional level of security by selecting an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support crew can assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions about this service.