Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is used to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from another one, typically with the purpose to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, an exclusive record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers around the world get it. The record features all e-mail servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an email address part of the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message will not be forwarded and it will be removed. When you use this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam emails that seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

You can activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our Linux web hosting services. This carried out via the section with the same name and you can allow the protection for each and every domain part of our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a really simple interface, all you'll have to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to add several servers as well, when needed. In case your e-mail addresses are managed by us, you can also use a more secure option by putting a limit that e-mails can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This solution cannot be applied when your web site is here, but the e-mail addresses are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option can strongly increase your web security and stop other people from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard group of services that you will have using this kind of hosting. Starting the protection involves just a couple of easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even when you've never employed this type of function before, you won't have any type of troubles. Using an exceptionally easy-to-use interface, you will simply have to type in the info of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently generated record propagates, no one will be able to forge any email for that particular domain and send emails from a server other than the one you've entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, still in case we handle your e-mails, you'll be able to enable an extra level of protection by selecting an option that email messages can be send out from addresses only if the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions about this service.