Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is used to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email address, but to appear as being sent from another one, generally with the idea to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a specific record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally have it. The record includes all of the e-mail servers that are permitted to send valid 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 when the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message won't be submitted and it'll be removed. Whenever you employ this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam emails which seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to pick one of your domains from a drop-down list and type in the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be approved to send emails from your emails. As an added option you can also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution offers you the top degree of protection, but it is not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain name are handled in another place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function comes with all the semi-dedicated hosting plans, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you can use this particular service with ease for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really intuitive interface, which means that you will not need to be tech-savvy to protected your e-mails. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send emails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you have picked. As a further option, we'll also allow you to limit your outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes further by allowing emails to be sent only when the domain name in question includes our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain should be handled here and not by some other provider. Thus you'll enjoy even superior control and there won't be a chance for anybody to forge your emails for harmful uses.