Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is intended to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from another one, generally with the purpose 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 DNS servers globally get it. The record contains all email servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message will not be forwarded and it'll be discarded. In the event that you use this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam which seem to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud platform with only a couple of clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to choose one of your domains from a drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be certified to send email messages from your emails. As an added option you can also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution will provide you with the highest degree of protection, but it's not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain are taken care of somewhere else. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to secure your emails by activating the SPF security service for any domain name hosted in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these kinds of matters, you won't have any difficulties to activate the security. All that you'll need to do will be to pick a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered globally only if they're sent from that server. When your emails are handled by our company and not by some third-party provider, you will also be able to use an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain includes our MX records and this would be the most secure option. In case you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew 24/7.