Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is employed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email, but to seem as being sent from another one, often with the purpose to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a unique record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world receive it. The record contains all email servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an email 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 permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message will not be sent and it'll be removed. Whenever you employ this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails which appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our hi-tech Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down list and to enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be certified to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This option offers you the top degree of safety, but it's not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain name are handled elsewhere. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and 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 email addresses by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain name in your account with just a few clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these matters, you will not have any kind of trouble to enable the security. Everything that you will need to do is to choose a domain from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed worldwide only if they are sent from that server. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you'll also be able to activate an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only if the domain name features our MX records and this would be the most secure option. When you have any questions about thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our tech support team 24/7.