Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is used to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one email, but to appear as being sent from another, often with the objective to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, an exclusive record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally get it. The record features all of the mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an email address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted 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'll be discarded. When you employ this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam messages that look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain hosted in a hosting account on our cloud platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be certified to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you can even restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This feature gives you the top standard of protection, but it's not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while the emails for the domain name are handled in a different place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, provides you with an incredibly user-friendly interface to activate the SPF security service for each domain name that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses. If the e-mails are taken care of by us and not by a different supplier, you are able to boost the protection level even further and benefit from an option for the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option will provide you with better control and it'll eliminate any possibility of someone forging your e-mails with the purpose of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable in case just your website is on our hi-tech cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are managed by some other service provider. If you aren't sure what options to choose, our tech support crew will assist you 24/7.