Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is employed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one email, but to seem as being sent from a different, typically with the objective to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a unique record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally get it. The record features all of the mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and in case its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target destination. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message will not be forwarded and it'll be removed. If you use this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam emails that seem to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be authorized to send emails from your emails. As an added option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This option will give you the best standard of security, but it's not applicable if only your website is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are taken care of elsewhere. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can secure your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain in your account with just a few mouse-clicks. This can be done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these matters, you will not have any trouble to activate the protection. All that you'll have to do will be to pick a domain from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered globally only if they were sent from that specific server. When your e-mail addresses are handled by our company and not by some third-party provider, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only if the domain has our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. In case you have any questions about thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our support crew 24/7.