Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is designed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one email address, but to seem as being sent from another one, ordinarily with the idea to fraud the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, an exclusive record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world have it. The record contains all the mail servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an e-mail address under the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when the sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message will not be sent and it'll be discarded. In case you use this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam messages that look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

The SPF protection function is available by default with each website hosting plan that we supply and you will be able to use it without any difficulty so as to secure the email addresses for any domain name hosted in your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of the innovative, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the email server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out messages from email addresses made under the domain that you have selected. Your email addresses may be taken care of by another supplier, but in case that we handle them along with your web site, you can also enable an option for e-mails to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This option provides you with better security as just our server will be approved to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any sort of troubles with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they'll assist you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that is provided with all of our semi-dedicated hosting, offers you a very user-friendly interface to activate the SPF protection service for any domain that you host within your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your emails. When the e-mail messages are taken care of on our end and not by another provider, you'll be able to boost the security level even more and benefit from an option for all the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option gives you better control and it'll eliminate any chance of anybody forging your emails with the purpose of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable in case only your website is hosted on our outstanding cloud web hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by another service provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our technical support team will assist you 24/7.