Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is used to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one email, but to seem as being sent from a different one, ordinarily with the idea to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, an exclusive record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally get it. The record includes all email servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an e-mail address under the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the given domain, the email message won't be sent and it will be discarded. If you employ this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam messages which appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our hi-tech Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down list and to enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be approved to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you can even restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature provides you with the best degree of security, but it is not applicable when only your website is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are managed in another place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the standard group of services that you'll receive using this kind of hosting. Starting the protection will require just a few simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even if you haven't used this type of function before, you will not have any type of troubles. Through a very time and effort saving interface, you will just need to insert the information of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently made record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any email for that particular domain name and send out e-mail messages from a server different from the one you've entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, but if we take care of your emails, you'll be able to enable an additional level of security by choosing an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.