Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is designed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one e-mail, but to seem as being sent from another, generally with the idea to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a specific record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide have it. The record features all of the e-mail servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. When, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message will not be submitted and it will be discarded. In case you employ this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam messages which look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Hosting

The SPF protection feature is accessible by default with every single hosting package that we supply and you are able to use it without any difficulty to secure the email addresses for any domain name hosted in your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of our state-of-the-art, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send messages from emails generated under the domain name that you have selected. Your emails may be managed by a different company, but when we manage them along with your website, you can also enable an option for your messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This option will provide you with better protection as just our server will be approved to send emails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you have any kind of troubles with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they will give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function is available with all the semi-dedicated servers, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to activate the service without difficulty for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a very easy to use interface, so you will not have to be tech-savvy to protected your emails. You'll simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send emails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you have picked. As an additional option, we also give you the ability to control your outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even further by permitting emails to be sent only when the domain name in question includes our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain have to be taken care of by us and not by some other provider. By doing this you'll have even better control and there will not be any chance for someone to counterfeit your e-mails for malicious purposes.