Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is used to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one e-mail, but to look as being sent from another, usually with the purpose to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, an exclusive record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record includes all the mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an email address part of the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message won't be forwarded and it will be removed. When you use this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam emails that seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

You can activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our shared web hosting plans. This carried out from the section with the same name and you can set up the protection for each and every domain name part of our outstanding cloud hosting platform. Using a really time and effort saving interface, all you need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to include several servers too, if needed. If your email addresses are taken care of on our end, you may also use an even more secure option by putting a restriction that messages can be sent only when your domain names feature our MX records. This alternative cannot be used if your web site is hosted here, while your e-mail addresses are with a third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection option will really improve your online safety and stop other people from counterfeiting your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with our semi-dedicated hosting plans, provides you with an exceptionally user-friendly interface to enable the SPF protection service for every domain that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your emails. If the e-mail messages are handled on our end and not by some other supplier, you will be able to raise the protection level even further and benefit from an option for your outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option will provide you with better control and it will eliminate any possibility of anybody counterfeiting your emails with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable if just your website is hosted on our outstanding cloud web hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by some other service provider. If you are not sure what options to pick, our technical support staff will assist you 24/7.