Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is intended to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one email, but to seem as being sent from a different, often with the idea to fraud the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally have it. The record contains all the e-mail servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an email address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and in case its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message will not be sent and it'll be removed. In case you employ this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam that seem to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

The SPF protection option is provided as standard with each cloud website hosting plan that we offer and you can use it with ease in order to secure the e-mails for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is managed through the Emails section of our revolutionary, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out messages from e-mails generated under the domain that you have picked. Your e-mails can be managed by some other company, but when we handle them together with your site, you can also activate an option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This selection gives you greater security as just our server will be authorized to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any kind of questions or if you have any sort of issues with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they'll assist you right away.

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 hosted in your account with just a few mouse-clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with these issues, you will not have any troubles to enable the protection. The only things that you will have to do will be to choose a domain name from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered globally only if they're sent from that particular server. When your email addresses are managed by us and not by some third-party provider, you can also use an option for emails to be sent only when the domain contains our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. When you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you'll be able to contact our support crew 24/7.