Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is designed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one address, but to appear as being sent from a different one, often with the objective to fraud the recipient someway. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a unique record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally get it. The record includes all email servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an address under the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and in case the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the particular domain, the e-mail message won't be forwarded and it'll be removed. If you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam emails which seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down list and then enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be approved to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This option offers you the top standard of protection, but it's not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while your emails for the domain are managed in another place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, offers you an incredibly easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain that you host inside your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your e-mails. In case the e-mails are managed by us and not by some other supplier, you can raise the protection level even further and enable an option for all of the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option provides you with better control and it'll eliminate any chance of somebody counterfeiting your emails with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable when just your web site is hosted on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by a different service provider. If you aren't sure what options to pick, our tech support staff will help you 24/7.