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 e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from a different, typically with the idea to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally have it. The record features all the email servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and when its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target destination. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message won't be forwarded and it'll be discarded. In the event that you employ this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam emails that look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our Linux cloud hosting. This is done through the section bearing an identical name and you are able to set up the protection for each domain name on our hi-tech cloud platform. Using a very convenient interface, all you need to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to add several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mail addresses are managed on our end, you may also take advantage of an even more secure option by putting a restriction that e-mails can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This solution can't be used when your web site is hosted here, and your e-mail addresses are with a third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection option can tremendously increase your web security and prevent others from counterfeiting your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which is included with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will provide you with a very easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF protection service for every domain name that you host inside your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses. In case the e-mail messages are taken care of by us and not by some other provider, you'll be able to boost the protection level even more and activate an option for the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option provides you with better control and it will eliminate any chance of someone faking your e-mail addresses with the purpose of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable in case only your website is hosted on our modern cloud hosting platform, while your emails are managed by some other service provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.