Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is used to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one address, but to look as being sent from a different, generally with the idea to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, an exclusive record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record features all of the email servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the given domain, the message will not be sent and it'll be removed. Whenever you employ this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam which appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain hosted in a hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down list and to type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This option will give you the highest level of safety, but it is not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are handled somewhere else. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain name hosted in your account with only a few mouse-clicks. This is done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with these things, you won't have any kind of problems to enable the security. Everything that you will need to do will be to choose a domain name from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent globally only if they're sent from that particular server. If your emails are taken care of by us and not by some third-party supplier, you can also activate an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name includes our MX records and the latter is the safest option. In case you have any kind of questions about thisfeature, you will be able to get in touch with our technical support team 24/7.