Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is intended to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one email, but to look as being sent from a different one, typically with the objective to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, an exclusive record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world get it. The record features all mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an address under the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and in case the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted destination. When, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message will not be forwarded and it will be discarded. In the event that you use this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam which look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our Linux cloud web hosting packages. This carried out from the section bearing an identical name and you can set up the protection for any domain hosted on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. Using a very simple interface, all you have to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can include several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us, you may also use an even more risk-free option by setting a limit that email messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. This option can't be applied when your website is here, and the email addresses are with some third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection option can vastly enhance your web protection and prevent others from spoofing your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to protect your emails by activating the SPF security service for every domain in the account with only a couple of clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with such issues, you won't have any kind of troubles to enable the protection. All that you will have to do is to pick a domain from a drop-down list then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent worldwide only if they are sent from that specific server. When your e-mail addresses are handled by us and not by some third-party supplier, you can also use an option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records and the latter is the safest option. If you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our support crew 24/7.