Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is used to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email address, but to look as being sent from a different one, typically with the purpose to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, an exclusive record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world have it. The record includes all of the email servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an address under the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and when its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message won't be forwarded and it'll be removed. Whenever you use this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam messages which look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

You are able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with just a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our Linux web hosting packages. This carried out via the section with the same name and you're able to enable the protection for each domain part of our innovative cloud hosting platform. Using a really handy interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to add several servers too, when needed. If your e-mail addresses are managed by us, you can also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by placing a limit that e-mails can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option can't be used in case your web site is here, and the e-mails are with a third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection option will really increase your online protection and prevent other people from spoofing your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is included with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will provide you with an exceptionally user-friendly interface to activate the SPF protection service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses. If the email messages are taken care of on our end and not by some other provider, you'll be able to boost the security level even further and enable an option for the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option provides you with better control and it'll eliminate any chance of anybody forging your e-mails with the intention of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable if only your web site is on our hi-tech cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by some other provider. If you are not sure what options to pick, our tech support staff will assist you 24/7.