Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is used to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from a different, frequently with the objective to fraud the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a unique record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record includes all email servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an email address part of the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message will not be submitted and it will be removed. Whenever you employ this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam emails which seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down list and type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be certified to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This option will provide you with the best level of security, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while your emails for the domain name are managed in a different place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to protect your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain hosted in your account with only a few mouse-clicks. This is done through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with these issues, you will not have any difficulties to activate the protection. Everything that you'll have to do will be to pick a domain from a drop-down list and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed worldwide only if they are sent from that particular server. In case your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only when the domain name features our MX records and the latter is the safest option. Should you have any questions about thisfunction, you can contact our technical support crew 24/7.