Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is intended to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one email address, but to seem as being sent from another, ordinarily with the objective to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally receive it. The record features all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an email address under the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and in case its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target destination. When, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message will not be sent and it'll be removed. In case you employ this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam messages that appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain hosted in a hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down list and then type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be authorized to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This solution will provide you with the top level of security, but it is not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are handled in another place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional collection of services that you will have with this kind of web hosting. Starting the protection involves only a few easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even if you have never used this type of function before, you won't have any kind of troubles. Employing a really easy-to-use interface, you will just have to enter the info of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out e-mails from a server different from the one you have typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, still if we handle your emails, you'll be able to enable an extra level of protection by selecting an option that email messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any questions related to this service.