Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is designed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail, but to seem as being sent from a different one, generally with the idea to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally receive it. The record contains all of the 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 encounters checks the SPF record and when the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted destination. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message won't be submitted and it will be discarded. When you employ this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam emails that look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down list and then enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be certified to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This option provides you with the highest degree of protection, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are handled elsewhere. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to use the SPF protection feature as part of the regular set of services that you will receive with this kind of website hosting. Starting the protection involves only several easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in the event that you've never used such a feature before, you will not have any troubles. Using a really easy to work with interface, you'll just need to insert the details of the mail server which will be certified to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out emails from a server other than the one you've entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, yet if we manage your emails, you will be able to enable an additional level of protection by selecting an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any questions related to this service.