Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is employed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email address, but to seem as being sent from a different one, usually with the objective to fraud the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide get it. The record includes all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the given domain, the message won't be forwarded and it'll be discarded. When you use this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam e-mails that look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with only a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our Linux shared hosting packages. This is performed from the section with an identical name and you are able to allow the protection for any domain name hosted on our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a really time and effort saving interface, all you have to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you can include several servers as well, when needed. When your email addresses are taken care of on our end, you may also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by setting a restriction that emails can be sent only when your domain names feature our MX records. This solution cannot be used in case your web site is hosted here, and the e-mails are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can vastly enhance your web protection and prevent other people from forging your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain hosted in the account with only a couple of clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these matters, you will not have any problems to activate the security. Everything that you will 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. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent around the world only if they are sent from that particular server. If your email addresses are managed by our company and not by a third-party provider, you'll also be able to activate an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain name features our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. When you have any kind of questions regarding thisfeature, you will be able to get in touch with our support crew 24/7.