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 e-mail, but to look as being sent from another one, often with the idea to fraud the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally receive it. The record contains all of the mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and in case its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message will not be forwarded and it'll be removed. If you use this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam e-mails that seem to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection option for your domains with just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in our hosting. This is done via the section with the same name and you're able to allow the protection for each and every domain name hosted on our hi-tech cloud platform. Using a really convenient interface, all you will have to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to include several servers too, if needed. When your e-mail addresses are handled by us, you can also use a more secure option by setting a restriction that messages can be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option cannot be used in case your site is here, while your e-mails are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution will really increase your web security and stop others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute comes with all of the semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to use this particular service effortlessly for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really easy to use interface, which means that you won't need to be tech-savvy in order to protected your e-mails. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be active for the domain name that you have chosen. As an additional option, we also allow you to limit the outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even better by permitting emails to be sent only if the domain in question includes our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name need to be taken care of here and not by a different supplier. In this way you will have even superior control and there won't be a chance for somebody to forge your email addresses for harmful uses.