Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is used to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one address, but to seem as being sent from a different, typically with the idea to fraud the recipient someway. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world have it. The record contains all of the mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. When, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message won't be submitted and it'll be removed. If you employ this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam that seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a couple of clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down list and then enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be certified to send messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This feature offers you the best standard of safety, but it is not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are handled in another place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection feature is provided with all semi-dedicated plans, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to activate the service without difficulty for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a really easy to use interface, therefore you don't need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your email addresses. You'll only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you have picked. As an additional option, we also allow you to restrict your outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even better by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain in question contains our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name have to be handled here and not by another provider. Thus you'll get even better control and there will not be any chance for someone to forge your emails for malicious purposes.