Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is intended to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one address, but to appear as being sent from a different, usually with the idea to fraud the recipient someway. 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 globally get it. The record contains all mail servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted destination. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message won't be submitted and it'll be discarded. If you employ this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam emails that seem to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
The SPF protection function is available by default with each shared website hosting plan that we offer and you can use it with ease so that you can secure the email addresses for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the cutting-edge, yet easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type the IP of the email server plus its hostname -, for instance. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out emails from emails created under the domain that you have selected. Your emails may be taken care of by some other supplier, but if we take care of them along with your web site, you may also enable an option for your messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This feature gives you better security as solely our server will be certified to send out emails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any questions or in case you have any kind of problems with this particular service, you can contact our technical support crew at any time and they will help you right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that comes with all our semi-dedicated hosting plans, will provide you with an extremely easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF security service for every domain name that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. If the emails are taken care of on our end and not by a different supplier, you'll be able to increase the protection level even further and activate an option for all of the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option will give you better control and it'll eliminate any chance of anybody counterfeiting your email addresses with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable when only your web site is hosted on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by some other service provider. If you are not sure what options to select, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.