Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is designed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one email address, but to appear as being sent from a different one, often with the objective to fraud the recipient in some way. 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 worldwide get it. The record features all the email servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an email address under the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and when the sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message will not be sent and it'll be removed. In case you employ this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam emails which look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

When you host your domain names in a cloud website hosting account with us and we handle the email addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in its own section where you can see which domain names are currently secured. For those which aren't, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection solution and set up a lot of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to create a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. The last mentioned solution is the most secure one, and you can use it when we manage the email addresses for your domain names and you're not using some other email provider. The newly generated records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email by using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular set of services that you will receive using this type of hosting. Activating the protection will require just a few easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even in the event that you have never employed this type of feature before, you will not have any troubles. Employing a very time and effort saving interface, you will just have to enter the details of the mail server which will be certified to send messages from your addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently generated record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any email address for that particular domain and send messages from a server different from the one you've entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, yet if we handle your e-mails, you will be able to activate an extra level of protection by selecting an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses only if the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support crew can help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions regarding this service.