Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is used to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email, but to look as being sent from a different one, often with the idea to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record includes all of the email servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message will not be submitted and it will be removed. If you employ this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam which appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down list and to enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be authorized to send email messages from your emails. As an added option you can even restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This solution will provide you with the best degree of protection, but it's not applicable when only your website is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are handled in a different place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that is included with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, provides you with an exceptionally user-friendly interface to activate the SPF protection service for any domain that you host inside your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send out messages from your e-mails. When the e-mail messages are handled on our end and not by some other provider, you can increase the protection level even more and activate an option for your outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option gives you better control and it will eliminate any possibility of anyone counterfeiting your email addresses with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your web site is hosted on our advanced cloud hosting platform, while your emails are handled by another service provider. If you are not sure what features to choose, our tech support team will help you 24/7.