Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is employed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from a different one, generally with the idea to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a specific record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers around the world get it. The record features all the e-mail servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an email address under the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and in case the sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message will not be forwarded and it'll be removed. In case you use this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails that appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available as standard with every single cloud website hosting package that we supply and you'll be able to use it without difficulty in order to secure the email addresses for each domain hosted within your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of our advanced, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname -, for example. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send emails from e-mails created under the domain name that you've picked. Your email addresses can be managed by another provider, but in case that we take care of them along with your web site, you can also enable the option for email messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This feature gives you even better protection as exclusively our server will be certified to send out messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any questions or in case you experience any issues with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they will help you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to secure your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain hosted in your account with only a few clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with such matters, you will not have any kind of trouble to activate the protection. All that you will need to do will be to select a domain from a drop-down menu and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent worldwide only if they're sent from that server. If your email addresses are taken care of by us and not by a third-party provider, you'll also be able to benefit from an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. When you have any questions regarding thisfeature, you can contact our technical support team 24/7.