Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is intended to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail, but to seem as being sent from a different one, ordinarily with the idea to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a special record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record features all e-mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an email address within the domain. When an e-mail 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 present in the SPF record for the particular domain, the e-mail message will not be forwarded and it'll be removed. Whenever you employ this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam which look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

The SPF protection feature is provided by default with each and every cloud website hosting package that we offer and you are able to use it with ease in order to protect the emails for each domain hosted in your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of our cutting-edge, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out messages from e-mails generated under the domain name that you've picked. Your emails can be managed by a different supplier, but if we handle them together with your web site, you can activate the option for your messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This option gives you even better protection as exclusively our server will be certified to send out messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any questions or in case you have any kind of troubles with this service, you can contact our technical support team at any time and they'll give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for every domain hosted in the account with only a few mouse-clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with such matters, you will not have any difficulties to activate the security. The only things that you'll need to do is to pick a domain name from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent globally only if they are sent from that server. If your e-mail addresses are managed by us and not by some third-party provider, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for emails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records and this is the most secure option. Should you have any questions related to thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.