Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is intended to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email address, but to seem as being sent from a different, generally with the purpose to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a unique 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 allowed to send valid messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted destination. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message won't be forwarded and it will be removed. When you employ this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam messages that look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Hosting

The SPF protection option is available as standard with every single hosting package that we supply and you're able to use it without difficulty so as to secure the e-mails for each domain hosted in your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of the state-of-the-art, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the email server plus its hostname -, for instance. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from e-mails created under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses can be handled by a different company, but when we manage them together with your web site, you can enable the option for your messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This option provides you with improved security as exclusively our server will be permitted to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any questions or if you have any sort of troubles with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they'll give you a hand right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all of our Linux semi-dedicated services, will provide you with an extremely intuitive interface to activate the SPF protection service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mails. When the e-mails are handled on our end and not by another supplier, you can raise the protection level even more and take advantage of an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it'll eliminate any possibility of someone forging your email addresses with the objective of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable if just your website is hosted on our outstanding cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are handled by some other service provider. If you aren't sure what options to pick, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.