Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is intended to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email address, but to appear as being sent from a different one, frequently with the purpose to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, an exclusive record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally get it. The record contains all mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an address under the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and in case the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message won't be submitted and it will be discarded. Whenever you use this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam messages that look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down menu and enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be certified to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution will give you the top standard of protection, but it is not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while the emails for the domain are handled in another place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all our semi-dedicated servers, provides you with a really easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF protection service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your emails. In case the e-mails are handled by us and not by a different provider, you will be able to raise the protection level even further and benefit from an option for the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option gives you more control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anybody forging your e-mail addresses with the intention of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable when just your web site is hosted on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by some other provider. If you are not sure what options to choose, our technical support team will assist you 24/7.