Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is intended to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one address, but to look as being sent from another one, often with the purpose to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a unique record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record includes all e-mail servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an email address part of the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it goes to 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 present in the SPF record for the given domain, the message won't be sent and it'll be removed. When you employ this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails which look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our shared hosting plans. This is done from the section bearing the same name and you're able to allow the protection for each domain on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a really simple interface, all you will have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to add several servers too, when needed. When your emails are handled by us, you can also employ a more risk-free option by setting a restriction that emails can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This solution cannot be used in case your website is hosted with us, and your e-mails are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will greatly improve your online safety and prevent others from spoofing your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional group of services that you will receive with this type of website hosting. Activating the protection will require just a couple of simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in the event that you've never employed such a feature before, you won't have any issues. Employing a very time and effort saving interface, you will only need to type in the details of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to forge any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send e-mails from a server other than the one you've entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, but in case we take care of your e-mails, you will be able to allow an extra level of security by choosing an option that emails can be send out from addresses only if the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff can assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions regarding this service.