Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is used to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email address, but to appear as being sent from another one, usually with the purpose to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, an exclusive record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally get it. The record features 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 goes to checks the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message will not be sent and it will be removed. In the event that you use this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam emails which appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided by default with every single cloud website hosting package that we supply and you'll be able to use it without any difficulty so that you can protect the emails for any domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of the cutting-edge, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server and its hostname -, for instance. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send messages from e-mails made under the domain that you've picked. Your e-mail addresses may be taken care of by some other supplier, but if we handle them along with your web site, you may also activate the option for your email messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This option provides you with greater security as exclusively our server will be authorized to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any sort of difficulties with this particular service, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they'll assist you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is included with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, offers you a really easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF security service for each domain name that you host in your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your e-mail addresses. In case the emails are taken care of on our end and not by some other provider, you will be able to raise the security level even more and enable an option for your outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option gives you more control and it'll eliminate any chance of somebody counterfeiting your email addresses with the intention of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable when just your website is hosted on our modern cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by another provider. If you aren't sure what features to select, our tech support crew will assist you 24/7.