Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is employed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one email, but to look as being sent from a different, frequently with the idea to fraud the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world receive it. The record contains all the email servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an address within the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and in case the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message won't be submitted and it'll be discarded. When you use this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam which appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our Linux cloud hosting. This is done from the section with the same name and you can set up the protection for each domain part of our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you have to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to include several servers too, when needed. In case your emails are taken care of by us, you can also use an even more risk-free option by setting a limit that email messages can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This solution can't be applied in case your website is hosted here, while your emails are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution can tremendously increase your web protection and stop others from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to use the SPF protection feature as part of the standard set of services that you'll receive using this type of hosting. Activating the protection involves only a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in case you have never used this kind of function before, you won't have any type of troubles. Using a really easy-to-use interface, you will simply have to insert the info of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly generated record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain name and send out emails from a server other than the one you have typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, however if we take care of your emails, you can enable one more level of security by picking an option that email messages can be send from addresses only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.