Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is designed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from another one, typically with the purpose to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world get it. The record includes all the mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message won't be forwarded and it'll be discarded. In the event that you employ this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam emails which appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

You'll be able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our website hosting plans. This is performed via the section bearing the very same name and you'll be able to enable the protection for each and every domain part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. Using a really handy interface, all you will have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to include several servers too, when needed. If your emails are taken care of by us, you can also take advantage of an even more secure option by putting a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This solution can't be applied in case your site is hosted here, and your e-mails are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection option can vastly enhance your web security and stop others from counterfeiting your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, will provide you with a really intuitive interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain name that you host in your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses. When the e-mail messages are handled by us and not by a different provider, you can raise the protection level even further and take advantage of an option for your outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option will provide you with better control and it'll eliminate any chance of someone forging your emails with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable if just your web site is hosted on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are handled by some other provider. If you aren't sure what options to choose, our technical support staff will assist you 24/7.