Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is used to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from another one, frequently with the purpose to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a unique record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record includes all of the 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 encounters checks the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the given domain, the email message won't be sent and it will be removed. In the event that you employ this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam emails which look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared hosting. This carried out through the section bearing the very same name and you'll be able to set up the protection for each and every domain name hosted on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a really handy interface, all you'll need to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to add several servers too, if needed. If your e-mails are handled by us, you may also use a more risk-free option by setting a limit that e-mails can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This solution can't be applied in case your web site is hosted with us, while your email addresses are with some third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will greatly improve your web safety and stop others from forging your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that is included with all our semi-dedicated servers, will provide you with an extremely easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF protection service for each domain that you host within your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your e-mails. If the email messages are taken care of by us and not by some other provider, you can increase the security level even more and enable an option for your outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option will give you better control and it will eliminate any chance of anyone forging your e-mails with the intention of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable in case just your website is hosted on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by another service provider. If you aren't sure what options to choose, our technical support crew will help you 24/7.