Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is employed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one email, but to look as being sent from a different one, ordinarily with the idea to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a specific record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide have it. The record contains all mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message will not be forwarded and it will be discarded. In the event that you use this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam emails that seem to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our hi-tech Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down list and to enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be authorized to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This feature gives you the highest standard of protection, but it's not applicable when only your website is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain are handled in a different place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can employ the SPF protection feature as part of the standard group of services that you'll get with this kind of web hosting. Activating the protection will involve just a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in the event that you have never used this type of feature before, you will not have any troubles. Employing a very time and effort saving interface, you will simply need to type in the information of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently made record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any email address for that particular domain and send email messages from a server other than the one you've entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, still in case we take care of your email messages, you will be able to enable an additional level of security by choosing an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions related to this service.