Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is designed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one email, but to appear as being sent from a different, generally with the purpose to fraud the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world have it. The record features all e-mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and in case the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. When, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the given domain, the message will not be forwarded and it'll be discarded. If you employ this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails which look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our cloud hosting. This is done through the section bearing an identical name and you can set up the protection for each domain name part of our exceptional cloud platform. Using a really handy interface, all you will have to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you'll be able to add several servers as well, when needed. When your e-mails are handled on our end, you may also use an even more risk-free option by setting a restriction that e-mails can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option can't be used when your site is here, and the e-mails are with a third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection solution can tremendously increase your online safety and prevent other people from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with all of our semi-dedicated servers, provides you with a very user-friendly interface to activate the SPF protection service for any domain name that you host inside your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your e-mail addresses. If the emails are taken care of on our end and not by another provider, you can increase the protection level even further and benefit from an option for all of the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option gives you better control and it will eliminate any chance of anyone counterfeiting your emails with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable if just your web site is hosted on our outstanding cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by a different provider. If you are not sure what features to choose, our technical support staff will help you 24/7.