Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is used to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail, but to appear as being sent from a different, generally with the purpose to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a unique record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world have it. The record features all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and in case its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message will not be forwarded and it'll be discarded. In case you employ this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam messages that look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down menu and enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be certified to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This solution will provide you with the highest degree of protection, but it's not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain are managed in a different place. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you are able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional set of services that you will get using this type of web hosting. Starting the protection will involve only a couple of simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in the event that you have never used this type of function before, you will not have any kind of troubles. Through a really time and effort saving interface, you will only need to input the information of the mail server that will be certified to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain name and send out e-mail messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, however if we take care of your e-mails, you will be able to enable an additional level of security by selecting an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support staff can help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.