Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is employed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from another one, generally with the idea to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a special record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally have it. The record features all email servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an address part of the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and when its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message will not be submitted and it'll be removed. If you use this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam that appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our amazing Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down list and then enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be approved to send email messages from your emails. As an added option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution will provide you with the top degree of security, but it's not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are managed in a different place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard group of services that you'll get with this kind of web hosting. Starting the protection requires just a few easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even in the event that you have never employed such a function before, you will not have any type of problems. Employing a really user-friendly interface, you'll just need to insert the information of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain and send out email messages from a server different from the one you have typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, still when we take care of your email messages, you're able to enable an extra level of security by choosing an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support staff can help you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.