Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is intended to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from another, typically with the idea to fraud the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a unique record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world have it. The record features all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an email address within the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and in case the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted destination. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message will not be submitted and it will be removed. Whenever you use this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam that appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

If you host your domains in a shared web hosting account on our end and we handle the email addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in its own section where you can see which domains are already protected. For the ones that are not, you can activate the SPF protection solution and manage a variety of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to create a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. The aforementioned solution is the most secure one, but you can use it if we manage the e-mails for your domain names and you're not using another email provider. The new records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an email using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is included with our semi-dedicated servers, provides you with an extremely easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF protection service for every domain name that you host inside your new account. A couple of 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 that will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses. When the emails are taken care of by us and not by some other provider, you will be able to boost the security level even further and take advantage of an option for your outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option gives you better control and it'll eliminate any chance of anybody faking your emails with the intention of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your web site is hosted on our hi-tech cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are handled by a different service provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our tech support staff will help you 24/7.