Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is designed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one address, but to look as being sent from a different, often with the objective to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a specific record is made 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 permitted to send valid messages from an email address under the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target destination. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the given domain, the message will not be forwarded and it'll be removed. Whenever you employ this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails which appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

The SPF protection function is accessible as standard with every single cloud web hosting plan that we supply and you're able to use it without any difficulty so that you can protect the e-mail addresses for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of our revolutionary, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the mail server plus its hostname -, for example. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from e-mails generated under the domain that you've picked. Your e-mail addresses may be taken care of by a different company, but when we handle them in addition to your website, you can enable the option for your email messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This solution gives you even better protection as only our server will be authorized to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you have any problems with this particular service, you will be able to contact our tech support team anytime and they'll give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can protect your emails by activating the SPF security service for any domain in your account with just a couple of clicks. This is done from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with these kinds of issues, you won't have any difficulties to activate the protection. All that you will need to do will be to find a domain name from a drop-down menu and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed worldwide only if they are sent from that server. When your e-mail addresses are managed by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to activate an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records and this is the safest option. In case you have any questions related to thisfeature, you'll be able to get in touch with our tech support team 24/7.