Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is designed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from a different one, usually with the idea to fraud the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, an exclusive record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally have it. The record features all e-mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address under the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message will not be forwarded and it will be removed. If you use this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam that look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You'll be able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux shared website hosting packages. This carried out through the section bearing the same name and you'll be able to allow the protection for any domain name on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Using a really time and effort saving interface, all you will need to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can include several servers too, if needed. If your email addresses are managed by us, you can also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by putting a restriction that messages can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This option cannot be applied if your website is hosted here, but your e-mails are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection option can vastly increase your web security and prevent other people from counterfeiting your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular set of services that you will have using this type of website hosting. Activating the protection will require just a few easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in case you haven't employed such a feature before, you won't have any troubles. Employing a really easy-to-use interface, you will just need to type in the information of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly created record propagates, no one will be able to forge any email address for that particular domain and send out emails from a server different from the one you've entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, still in case we handle your emails, you're able to enable an additional level of protection by choosing an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses only if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support staff can help you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.