Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is intended to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email, but to look as being sent from a different, generally with the objective to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a special record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record contains all the e-mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an address within the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message will not be submitted and it will be discarded. If you employ this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam which appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You are able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in our shared website hosting plans. This is performed from the section bearing an identical name and you can set up the protection for each domain hosted on our leading-edge cloud platform. Using a very handy interface, all you'll have to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to include several servers as well, when needed. In case your emails are handled on our end, you can also use an even more risk-free option by putting a limit that emails can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This option can't be used when your website is hosted with us, but your e-mails are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution can strongly enhance your web protection and stop other people from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard group of services that you'll get with this kind of hosting. Enabling the protection requires just a couple of simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in case you have never employed this type of feature before, you won't have any troubles. Through a really user-friendly interface, you will simply have to input the details of the mail server that will be certified to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any email address for that particular domain name and send out messages from a server other than the one you've entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, yet when we take care of your email messages, you're able to enable an extra level of protection by selecting an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team can help you 24/7 in case you have any questions about this service.