Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is intended to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one email, but to seem as being sent from another, typically with the objective to fraud the recipient someway. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally have it. The record contains all e-mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an address within the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and in case the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message will not be forwarded and it will be removed. If you use this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam emails that appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with just a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our shared hosting. This is done from the section bearing the very same name and you are able to set up the protection for each domain hosted on 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 authorized to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you'll be able to add several servers too, if needed. If your e-mails are managed on our end, you may also use an even more secure option by placing a limit that messages can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This solution cannot be used in case your website is hosted here, and your email addresses are with a third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can tremendously improve your online security and prevent other people from forging your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for every domain in the account with just a few clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with these kinds of issues, you will not have any trouble to activate the security. The only things that you'll need to do will be to pick a domain name from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered worldwide only if they are sent from that server. If your e-mail addresses are handled by our company and not by some third-party provider, you'll also be able to benefit from an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain features our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. If you have any kind of questions regarding thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.