Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is employed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one address, but to appear as being sent from a different one, frequently with the idea to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, an exclusive record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally have it. The record features all the e-mail servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and in case the sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message will not be sent and it'll be removed. When you use this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails which appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

You'll be able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our Linux shared web hosting packages. This carried out via the section bearing the same name and you are able to set up the protection for any domain name on our innovative cloud hosting platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you'll have to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to include several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mail addresses are handled by us, you can also take advantage of a more secure option by placing a limit that emails can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This alternative can't be applied if your web site is here, and your email addresses are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will greatly enhance your online security and prevent other people from forging your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all our semi-dedicated hosting packages, provides you with an exceptionally intuitive interface to activate the SPF protection service for any domain name that you host in your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your emails. When the email messages are taken care of by us and not by a different provider, you will be able to increase the protection level even more and enable an option for the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option provides you with more control and it'll eliminate any chance of anyone forging your emails with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable when only your site is hosted on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by a different service provider. If you are not sure what options to choose, our tech support team will assist you 24/7.