Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is designed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to look as being sent from another, ordinarily with the purpose to fraud the recipient someway. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally have it. The record features all of the email servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an address part of the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and in case the sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the message won't be submitted and it'll be removed. When you use this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails that appear to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for every domain hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform with just a few clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down list and to enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be certified to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This option offers you the highest standard of security, but it is not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while the emails for the domain name are handled somewhere else. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you are able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular collection of services that you'll receive with this type of web hosting. Starting the protection involves only a couple of easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even when you have never employed this kind of function before, you will not have any kind of issues. Using a really easy to work with interface, you will simply have to enter the information of the mail server that will be certified to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently generated record propagates, no one will be able to fake any e-mail for that particular domain and send out e-mails from a server other than the one you have typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, still in case we manage your e-mails, you will be able to allow an additional level of security by selecting an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses only if the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support crew will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions regarding this service.