Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is employed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one address, but to appear as being sent from a different, often with the idea to fraud the recipient someway. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a specific record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers around the world get it. The record includes all the email servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an email address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the particular domain, the e-mail message will not be forwarded and it'll be discarded. Whenever you employ this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails which seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with just a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our cloud hosting packages. This is performed from the section with the same name and you are able to set up the protection for each and every domain on our hi-tech cloud platform. Using a very convenient interface, all you have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you are able to include several servers too, when needed. If your e-mail addresses are managed on our end, you may also take advantage of a more secure option by putting a restriction that email messages can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. This option can't be used in case your website is hosted here, but the emails are with some third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option can significantly increase your web safety and stop others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for any domain name hosted in the account with just a few mouse-clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these things, you will not have any trouble to enable the protection. All that you will need to do will be to choose a domain name from a drop-down list and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed around the world only if they are sent from that specific server. When your emails are managed by us and not by some third-party provider, you will also be able to activate an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain includes our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. When you have any questions about thisfunction, you'll be able to contact our technical support team 24/7.