Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is employed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from another one, ordinarily with the idea to fraud the recipient someway. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a specific record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally have it. The record contains all e-mail servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an address within the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target destination. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message will not be forwarded and it will be removed. In the event that you employ this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam emails which seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and to type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be approved to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This option will provide you with the top level of security, but it's not applicable if only your site is on our servers while your emails for the domain name are managed somewhere else. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which is included with all our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will provide you with a very intuitive interface to enable the SPF protection service for any domain that you host in your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your e-mail addresses. When the e-mail messages are taken care of by us and not by a different supplier, you will be able to boost the protection level even more and enable an option for all of the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anyone forging your emails with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your website is hosted on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by another provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our technical support staff will help you 24/7.