Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is used to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one e-mail, but to appear as being sent from another, ordinarily 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 worldwide receive it. The record contains all e-mail servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and in case its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message will not be forwarded and it will be discarded. In case you use this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails which look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

The SPF protection function is accessible by default with each and every shared web hosting package that we supply and you are able to use it without difficulty so as to secure the emails for each domain hosted within your account. The service is managed through the Emails section of the cutting-edge, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type the IP of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mails from emails created under the domain that you have selected. Your email addresses can be handled by a different supplier, but if we manage them in addition to your website, you may also activate the option for email messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This selection will provide you with even better security as only our server will be approved to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any issues with this particular service, you can contact our technical support crew anytime and they'll give you a hand right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute is featured with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to use this particular service effortlessly for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a rather easy to use interface, which means that you do not have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your emails. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send out e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you have selected. As a further option, we also give you the ability to restrict your outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even better by permitting messages to be sent only when the domain in question features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name have to be managed by us and not by a different supplier. In this way you'll get even superior control and there will not be any chance for anybody to forge your email addresses for harmful purposes.