Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is intended to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email, but to appear as being sent from a different one, ordinarily with the purpose to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world receive it. The record contains all e-mail servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an address part of the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message won't be forwarded and it will be removed. In case you employ this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam messages which appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

You are able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our Linux shared web hosting packages. This is done from the section with an identical name and you are able to allow the protection for any domain name on our outstanding cloud platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you'll need to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you are able to add several servers too, if needed. When your emails are taken care of by us, you can also employ a more risk-free option by setting a limit that e-mails can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This solution can't be applied when your web site is hosted with us, but the emails are with some third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can vastly increase your online security and prevent other people from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for every domain in your account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these issues, you won't have any problems to enable the protection. Everything that you'll have to do is to find a domain from a drop-down list and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed around the world only if they were sent from that specific server. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us and not by a third-party provider, you'll also be able to activate an option for email messages to be mailed only if the domain contains our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. If you have any kind of questions related to thisfeature, you will be able to contact our support team 24/7.