Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is employed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one address, but to seem as being sent from another, ordinarily with the objective to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a special record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record includes all of the mail servers that are allowed to send valid 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 if its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target destination. When, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message will not be sent and it will be discarded. If you employ this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam messages which appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

You'll be able to enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our Linux website hosting packages. This is performed via the section with the same name and you can set up the protection for each domain name part of our outstanding cloud hosting platform. Using a really handy interface, all you'll need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to include several servers as well, when needed. If your e-mail addresses are managed by us, you may also take advantage of an even more secure option by setting a restriction that e-mails can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This solution cannot be used when your website is hosted here, but the email addresses are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can significantly increase your online protection and stop others from spoofing your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is included with all of our Linux semi-dedicated packages, offers you a really user-friendly interface to activate the SPF security service for every domain name that you host in your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your emails. In case the e-mails are handled on our end and not by a different supplier, you are able to raise the protection level even further and take advantage of an option for all the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it will eliminate any possibility of somebody faking your email addresses with the objective of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable in case just your website is hosted on our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform, while your emails are handled by a different provider. If you aren't sure what options to pick, our technical support team will help you 24/7.