Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is intended to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one address, but to appear as being sent from another one, generally with the purpose to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a unique record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world receive it. The record features all the e-mail servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an address under the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target destination. When, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message won't be submitted and it will be removed. If you employ this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam messages which look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You are able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with only a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our shared hosting. This carried out from the section with an identical name and you'll be able to allow the protection for any domain on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a really user-friendly interface, all you have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to add several servers too, if needed. If your emails are taken care of by us, you may also use an even more risk-free option by putting a limit that email messages can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This option can't be applied if your web site is hosted with us, but your e-mail addresses are with a third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection option will definitely improve your web security and stop others from spoofing your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to secure your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain hosted in the account with just a couple of clicks. This can be done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous experience with these kinds of issues, you won't have any kind of trouble to enable the security. The only things that you'll have to do will be to find a domain from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed around the world only if they are sent from that specific server. If your emails are managed by us and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to activate an option for emails to be sent only if the domain has our MX records and this is the safest option. When you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you will be able to contact our tech support crew 24/7.