Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is employed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email address, but to look as being sent from another, ordinarily with the idea to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally receive it. The record contains all the mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an email address under the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message will not be sent and it'll be discarded. In case you use this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam e-mails which appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our cloud hosting. This carried out through the section bearing the same name and you can allow the protection for each and every domain on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a very handy interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to include several servers as well, when needed. When your emails are managed on our end, you can also take advantage of an even more secure option by placing a limit that emails can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This alternative cannot be used when your website is hosted with us, while your email addresses are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection option will considerably enhance your online security and stop other people from counterfeiting your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to protect your emails by activating the SPF protection service for every domain name in the account with only a couple of clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with such matters, you will not have any kind of problems to enable the protection. Everything that you will have to do will be to pick a domain from a drop-down list and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent worldwide only if they are sent from that particular server. In case your emails are taken care of by us and not by some third-party supplier, you can also activate an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain features our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. In case you have any questions related to thisfeature, you will be able to get in touch with our support crew 24/7.