Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is designed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from another one, frequently with the objective to fraud the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a specific record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally receive it. The record contains all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. When, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message won't be sent and it will be removed. When you employ this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam messages that appear to have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
The SPF protection feature is available by default with each and every shared web hosting package that we supply and you're able to use it without difficulty so that you can protect the e-mails for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of the state-of-the-art, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the mail server as well as its hostname -, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from e-mails created under the domain that you have picked. Your email addresses can be managed by some other supplier, but in case that we manage them in addition to your website, you can also enable an option for e-mails to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This option will provide you with improved protection as only our server will be certified to send emails from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any questions or if you experience any difficulties with this particular service, you can contact our technical support crew at any time and they'll assist you without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection feature is featured with all of the Linux semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to activate this service with ease for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very easy to work with interface, therefore you won't have to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mail addresses. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you have chosen. As an extra option, we also give you the ability to control the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes further by permitting email messages to be sent only if the domain name in question includes our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name should be handled on our end and not by another supplier. In this way you'll get even better control and there won't be any chances for anyone to forge your email addresses for harmful uses.