Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is employed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one address, but to look as being sent from another, typically with the objective to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world get it. The record features all the mail servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an email address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target destination. When, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the given domain, the email message won't be submitted and it will be discarded. Whenever you use this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails which appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

The SPF protection function is accessible as standard with each shared web hosting plan that we supply and you can use it without difficulty so that you can protect the emails for each domain hosted in your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our state-of-the-art, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out messages from e-mails generated under the domain name that you've picked. Your emails may be managed by another company, but when we take care of them together with your website, you can activate an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This option will provide you with superior security as only our server will be certified to send email messages from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you have any problems with this service, you can contact our tech support team at any time and they'll assist you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services, offers you an incredibly intuitive interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain name that you host within your new account. Several 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 which will be permitted to send out messages from your emails. In case the email messages are handled on our end and not by a different supplier, you will be able to increase the protection level even further and activate an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option provides you with increased control and it will eliminate any possibility of anybody forging your emails with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable in case only your web site is hosted on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform, while your emails are handled by a different service provider. If you aren't sure what options to choose, our tech support staff will assist you 24/7.