Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is designed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail, but to look as being sent from another one, often with the objective to fraud the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, an exclusive record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally get it. The record contains all email servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an email address under the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and in case its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted destination. When, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the given domain, the email message won't be sent and it'll be discarded. When you use this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam messages which appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a couple of mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down list and to type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This option will provide you with the top degree of protection, but it's not applicable if only your website is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are handled in another place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular collection of services that you will get using this kind of website hosting. Starting the protection involves only a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you've never employed this kind of feature before, you won't have any problems. Through a really easy-to-navigate interface, you'll just need to input the information of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly created record propagates, no one will be able to forge any email for that particular domain and send out e-mails from a server other than the one you've typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, still when we take care of your emails, you are able to enable an extra level of security by picking an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff can help you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.