Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is intended to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email address, but to seem as being sent from a different one, usually with the purpose to scam 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 the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record contains all of the mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an address within the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and in case its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message will not be sent and it'll be discarded. In case you use this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails which appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection function is accessible by default with each cloud hosting plan that we offer and you are able to use it without difficulty in order to protect the email addresses for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our revolutionary, yet easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type the IP of the email server plus its hostname -, for instance. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out messages from emails created under the domain that you've picked. Your e-mails can be managed by some other provider, but if we handle them along with your web site, you may also enable an option for your e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This option will provide you with superior protection as only our server will be authorized to send email messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any questions or in case you experience any kind of difficulties with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll help you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name in your account with only a few mouse-clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous experience with these matters, you will not have any difficulties to activate the security. The only things that you will have to do is to pick a domain name from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered worldwide only if they were sent from that server. In case your email addresses are managed by us and not by some third-party provider, you will also be able to activate an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name contains our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. If you have any kind of questions related to thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.