Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is used to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email, but to look as being sent from another, frequently with the objective to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide get it. The record includes all the e-mail servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an email address within the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and in case the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. When, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the given domain, the message will not be forwarded and it will be discarded. When you use this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam messages which appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of mouse-clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down menu and type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be certified to send email messages from your emails. As an added option you can even restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This feature provides you with the highest standard of protection, but it is not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain are managed in another place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can use the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional set of services that you'll get with this kind of web hosting. Activating the protection will involve only several simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even when you've never employed such a feature before, you will not have any issues. Through a really time and effort saving interface, you'll only have to insert the information of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain and send out e-mails from a server other than the one you have typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, however if we manage your email messages, you are able to allow an additional level of security by picking an option that emails can be send out from addresses only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support crew can help you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.