Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is intended to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email, but to look as being sent from another one, often with the purpose to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record features all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an email address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message will not be sent and it'll be discarded. In case you use this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam e-mails that seem to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You are able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with just a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our cloud plans. This is done from the section with the very same name and you'll be able to allow the protection for any domain on our revolutionary cloud platform. Using a really handy interface, all you need to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to add several servers as well, when needed. When your e-mails are managed by us, you can also take advantage of a more risk-free option by placing a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This option cannot be applied when your site is hosted with us, but the email addresses are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will tremendously enhance your web protection and prevent others from spoofing your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function comes with all semi-dedicated hosting plans, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to use the service effortlessly for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a really easy to use interface, therefore you will not have to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mail addresses. You'll simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you have selected. As an additional option, we will also allow you to control the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes further by permitting emails to be sent only when the domain name involved includes our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name need to be taken care of on our end and not by some other supplier. In this way you'll get even better control and there will not be a chance for someone to fake your email addresses for harmful objectives.