Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is designed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one email, but to look as being sent from a different one, often with the purpose to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, an exclusive record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally get it. The record includes all the mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an address within 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 forwarded to the targeted destination. When, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the particular domain, the e-mail message will not be submitted and it'll be discarded. Whenever you use this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam that appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

The SPF protection option is accessible by default with each shared web hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to use it without difficulty to protect the e-mail addresses for any domain hosted in your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of our advanced, albeit easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from email addresses made under the domain that you have picked. Your e-mails can be taken care of by another supplier, but in case that we manage them in addition to your site, you may also enable an option for your messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This selection provides you with greater protection as exclusively our server will be approved to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you have any kind of troubles with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they'll help you right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection feature is provided with all of the Linux semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you can activate this service easily for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a quite easy to use interface, so you won't have to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mails. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send emails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be active for the domain that you've selected. As a further option, we'll also allow you to restrict your outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes further by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain involved features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name have to be managed on our end and not by another company. Thus you will get even better control and there will not be any chances for anyone to forge your email addresses for harmful intentions.