Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is designed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail, but to appear as being sent from a different one, typically with the objective to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide have it. The record includes all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an address within the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and in case its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target destination. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message will not be submitted and it will be discarded. Whenever you use this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam messages that look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down list and then type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be approved to send messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution offers you the best degree of protection, but it's not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while the emails for the domain name are managed in another place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to use the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard set of services that you will get with this kind of hosting. Enabling the protection involves just several easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even if you've never employed such a feature before, you won't have any issues. Using an exceptionally easy to work with interface, you will only have to input the information of the mail server that will be certified to send messages from your addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently created record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any e-mail address for that particular domain and send out e-mails from a server other than the one you've entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, however if we take care of your email messages, you will be able to activate an additional level of protection by selecting an option that emails can be send out from addresses only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.