Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is employed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to look as being sent from another one, ordinarily with the purpose to fraud the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide get it. The record contains all the e-mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an email address within the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message will not be forwarded and it'll be discarded. In the event that you employ this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam that seem to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You can activate the SPF protection service for your domains with a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our Linux cloud web hosting plans. This is performed from the section with an identical name and you'll be able to enable the protection for each and every domain on our outstanding cloud platform. Using a really convenient interface, all you need to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you are able to add several servers as well, when needed. If your e-mails are managed on our end, you can also use an even more risk-free option by setting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. This alternative can't be used when your site is here, and the emails are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection option will vastly improve your web protection and stop other people from spoofing your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to use the SPF protection feature as part of the regular group of services that you'll get with this type of hosting. Enabling the protection will require just a few simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in case you've never used this kind of function before, you will not have any kind of issues. Through a very user-friendly interface, you'll simply have to input the details of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently made record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any email for that particular domain name and send out e-mail messages from a server different from the one you've entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, however when we handle your e-mails, you can activate one more level of protection by selecting an option that email messages can be send from addresses only if the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions related to this service.