Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is intended to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email, but to seem as being sent from a different, generally 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 the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record contains all mail servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an address under the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message won't be sent and it'll be removed. In the event that you employ this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam messages which seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our website hosting. This carried out via the section with an identical name and you are able to allow the protection for any domain hosted on our modern cloud platform. Using a very intuitive interface, all you will have to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to add several servers as well, if needed. When your e-mails are taken care of on our end, you may also use an even more secure option by placing a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This alternative can't be used if your site is here, but the e-mails are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will really improve your online security and stop others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function is provided with all of the semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to use this service with ease for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very intuitive interface, which means that you do not need to be tech-savvy to protected your e-mail addresses. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you have selected. As an extra option, we will also give you the ability to limit your outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes further by allowing email messages to be sent only when the domain in question features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain should be handled here and not by some other provider. Doing so you'll get even better control and there will not be any chance for anyone to fake your emails for malicious activities.