Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is intended to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email, but to look as being sent from another, generally with the objective to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record features all the e-mail servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an address under the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target receiver. When, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message will not be submitted and it will be removed. Whenever you employ this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam messages which look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a hosting account on our cloud platform with only a couple of clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our hi-tech Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down menu and type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be certified to send messages from your emails. As an added option you can even restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution will provide you with the highest degree of protection, but it's not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain are handled in a different place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function is available with all of the semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this particular service with ease for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a quite easy to work with interface, which means that you won't have to be tech-savvy to protected your emails. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be activated for the domain name that you've picked. As an extra option, we also give you the ability to restrict your outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes further by permitting email messages to be sent only when the domain name involved has our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain need to be handled on our end and not by some other supplier. Thus you'll enjoy even better control and there will not be any chance for anyone to counterfeit your e-mail addresses for malicious intentions.