Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is employed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one email, but to seem as being sent from another, often with the purpose to fraud the recipient someway. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally get it. The record features all of the e-mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an email address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and in case the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target destination. If, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the email message will not be sent and it will be discarded. Whenever you employ this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam messages which look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

You can enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our web hosting. This carried out via the section with the same name and you can enable the protection for each and every domain part of our state-of-the-art cloud platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you have to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to add several servers as well, when needed. In case your e-mail addresses are taken care of on our end, you can also use a more risk-free option by putting a limit that e-mails can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. This option can't be applied if your site is hosted here, while the emails are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option can definitely increase your online security and stop other people from spoofing your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function is available with all semi-dedicated services, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to activate this particular service effortlessly for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a quite easy to use interface, therefore you won't have to be tech-savvy to secure your e-mails. You'll only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send out emails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be active for the domain that you have picked. As a further option, we will also allow you to limit the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even further by permitting messages to be sent only when the domain involved has our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name need to be taken care of by us and not by a different company. In this way you will have even better control and there will not be any chances for any person to forge your emails for harmful objectives.