Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is used to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email, but to appear as being sent from another one, usually with the objective to fraud the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a unique record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world receive it. The record contains all e-mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target destination. When, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message will not be forwarded and it will be discarded. Whenever you employ this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam messages that appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your domain names in a cloud website hosting account with us and we handle the e-mail addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in its own section where you will be able to view which domain names are already secured. For those that aren't, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection service and manage numerous things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to set a rule that emails can be sent only if your domains use our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, and it can be used if we handle the email addresses for your domain names and you're not using some other e-mail supplier. The newly created records will be activated within 24 hours and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an email using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the standard collection of services that you'll get with this kind of web hosting. Enabling the protection will involve just a couple of easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have never employed this kind of function before, you won't have any problems. Using a really easy-to-navigate interface, you will simply have to insert the info of the mail server that will be certified to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently generated record propagates, no one will be able to forge any email address for that particular domain name and send e-mails from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, still in case we take care of your e-mails, you can activate an additional level of security by selecting an option that email messages can be send out from addresses only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support team can assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.