Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is designed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from a different one, usually with the purpose to fraud the recipient someway. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, an exclusive record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers around the world have it. The record includes all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an address under the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and when its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message won't be submitted and it'll be removed. In case you employ this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam emails which look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud website hosting plans. This is performed via the section with an identical name and you're able to allow the protection for each domain name on our innovative cloud platform. Using a really convenient interface, all you'll need to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you can add several servers as well, when needed. If your e-mail addresses are handled by us, you may also employ an even more risk-free option by placing a restriction that e-mails can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. This option cannot be used in case your site is hosted with us, but the emails are with some third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can tremendously enhance your web protection and stop others from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute comes with all the semi-dedicated hosting plans, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to activate this service without difficulty for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a quite user-friendly interface, so you won't need to be tech-savvy to protected your e-mails. You'll simply need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send out emails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you've chosen. As an extra option, we'll also give you the ability to control the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes further by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain in question contains our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain need to be handled here and not by some other supplier. In this way you'll get even superior control and there won't be any chances for anybody to counterfeit your emails for malicious intentions.