Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is designed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one e-mail, but to appear as being sent from another one, often with the objective to fraud the recipient someway. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a unique record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record contains all e-mail servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an e-mail address under the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and when the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted destination. If, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the given domain, the email message won't be sent and it'll be discarded. Whenever you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam messages which seem to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of mouse-clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to choose one of your domains from a drop-down menu and to type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be permitted to send emails from your emails. As an added option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This solution provides you with the top level of protection, but it's not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are handled in a different place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can secure your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain name hosted in your account with only a couple of clicks. This can be done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with such things, you won't have any kind of difficulties to enable the protection. All that you'll need to do is to pick a domain name from a drop-down menu then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed worldwide only if they're sent from that specific server. In case your e-mail addresses are managed by us and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. In case you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.