Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is used to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one e-mail, but to look as being sent from another, ordinarily with the objective to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally get it. The record contains all of the email servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an address within the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message won't be submitted and it will be removed. Whenever you employ this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam that seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

The SPF protection option is provided as standard with each cloud web hosting package that we offer and you'll be able to use it with ease so as to protect the emails for any domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of our revolutionary, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from email addresses made under the domain name that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses can be handled by another supplier, but in case that we take care of them together with your site, you may also enable the option for email messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This feature will provide you with superior security as just our server will be authorized to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any kind of questions or if you have any difficulties with this particular service, you can contact our tech support team anytime and they will give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection feature is featured with all semi-dedicated hosting plans, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you can use this service with ease for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very easy to use interface, so you will not need to be tech-savvy to secure your email addresses. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you've chosen. As an additional option, we'll also allow you to control the outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even better by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name involved includes our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name should be managed by us and not by another supplier. By doing this you'll have even superior control and there won't be a chance for any person to fake your e-mails for malicious uses.