Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is intended to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one address, but to look as being sent from a different one, generally with the purpose to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a special record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide get it. The record features all the mail servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and in case the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the given domain, the email message will not be sent and it'll be removed. When you use this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails which look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You are able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in our Linux cloud website hosting. This carried out through the section with the very same name and you can allow the protection for any domain part of our cutting-edge cloud platform. Using a really user-friendly interface, all you will have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send 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. In case your e-mail addresses are handled by us, you may also employ a more secure option by placing a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option cannot be used in case your site is here, but the email addresses are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution will definitely increase your web protection and prevent others from counterfeiting your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for any domain name in the account with just a few clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of things, you will not have any problems to activate the security. Everything that you'll need to do is to choose a domain from a drop-down list and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered around the world only if they're sent from that specific server. When your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain has our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. In case you have any kind of questions related to thisfunction, you can contact our technical support team 24/7.