Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is used to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one e-mail address, but to look as being sent from another, often with the purpose to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a specific record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide get it. The record contains all of the e-mail servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an address within the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. If, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message won't be submitted and it'll be discarded. If you employ this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails that seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

When you host your domain names in a shared web hosting account on our end and we handle the email addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a separate section where you will be able to view which domains are already protected. For the ones which aren't, you will be able to enable the SPF protection service and configure a number of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to set a rule that emails can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. The last mentioned option is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we take care of the emails for your domain names and you're not using some other e-mail service provider. The new records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services, will provide you with an incredibly user-friendly interface to activate the SPF security service for every domain name that you host within your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses. If the e-mail messages are handled on our end and not by some other provider, you'll be able to increase the security level even further and activate an option for all the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option gives you more control and it'll eliminate any chance of anybody faking your emails with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable if just your website is hosted on our modern cloud hosting platform, while your emails are handled by some other provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our tech support crew will assist you 24/7.