Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is intended to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from another, often with the purpose to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, an exclusive record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally get it. The record features all of the email servers that are permitted to send legitimate 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 permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. If, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message won't be sent and it will be removed. Whenever you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam which look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You are able to enable the SPF protection option for your domains with only a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared website hosting plans. This is done from the section with the very same name and you're able to set up the protection for each and every domain on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Using a very intuitive interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to include several servers too, when needed. In case your e-mail addresses are managed by us, you can also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by placing a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domain names feature our MX records. This alternative can't be used if your website is here, but your e-mails are with a third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection option can tremendously improve your web protection and stop other people from spoofing your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all our semi-dedicated plans, provides you with an incredibly easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your e-mails. If the emails are handled on our end and not by a different provider, you are able to increase the protection level even more and enable an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it will eliminate any possibility of someone counterfeiting your e-mail addresses with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable if only your web site is hosted on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are handled by another provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our tech support staff will help you 24/7.