Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is employed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from another one, generally with the purpose to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a specific record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally have it. The record includes all email servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. When, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message won't be forwarded and it'll be discarded. If you employ this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails that appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection function is available by default with every single shared hosting plan that we supply and you can use it with ease in order to protect the emails for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of the innovative, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the email server in addition to its hostname -, for instance. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mails from email addresses generated under the domain that you've picked. Your e-mail addresses can be handled by a different company, but when we handle them along with your site, you can enable the option for e-mails to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This feature provides you with improved security as just our server will be authorized to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any questions or if you have any troubles with this particular service, you can contact our technical support crew at any time and they'll give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that is provided with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will provide you with a very easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF security service for every domain that you host inside your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. When the email messages are handled on our end and not by some other supplier, you're able to raise the protection level even further and take advantage of an option for your outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it will eliminate any possibility of anyone counterfeiting your emails with the intention of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable when just your site is on our hi-tech cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by another provider. If you aren't sure what options to select, our technical support staff will assist you 24/7.