Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is employed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail address, but to look as being sent from a different one, often with the purpose to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a unique record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers around the world get it. The record includes all mail servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an e-mail 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 target receiver. If, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the particular domain, the e-mail message will not be forwarded and it will be discarded. When you employ this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails that appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our shared plans. This is done via the section bearing an identical name and you'll be able to allow the protection for each and every domain name on our leading-edge cloud platform. Using a really simple interface, all you have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to include several servers as well, if needed. In case your email addresses are taken care of on our end, you can also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by setting a limit that emails can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This alternative can't be applied in case your web site is hosted with us, while the e-mails are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution will strongly increase your online protection and stop other people from forging your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional group of services that you'll receive with this kind of hosting. Enabling the protection involves just a few simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even when you have never employed this kind of function before, you won't have any type of troubles. Employing an exceptionally easy to work with interface, you'll only need to type in the details of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently created record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain and send emails from a server other than the one you have typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, but if we manage your emails, you are able to enable one more level of protection by selecting an option that email messages can be send from addresses only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team can help you 24/7 if you have any questions regarding this service.