Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is intended to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email address, but to look as being sent from a different one, often with the objective to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world have it. The record contains all of the e-mail servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message will not be forwarded and it'll be discarded. If you employ this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam which appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You are able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our Linux cloud web hosting. This is performed via the section with an identical name and you'll be able to enable the protection for any domain name part of our state-of-the-art cloud platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you need to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to include several servers too, if needed. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us, you can also take advantage of a more risk-free option by setting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. This alternative cannot be applied when your site is hosted with us, and the emails are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection option can significantly increase your online protection and prevent others from spoofing your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to use the SPF protection feature as part of the standard set of services that you will get using this kind of web hosting. Enabling the protection requires only a few simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even in the event that you've never employed this type of function before, you will not have any kind of problems. Through a really intuitive interface, you will simply have to insert the info of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly generated record propagates, no one will be able to fake any email address for that particular domain name and send out e-mail messages from a server different from the one you have typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, still when we manage your emails, you can allow one more level of protection by choosing an option that emails can be send out from addresses only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff can help you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.