Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is employed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email, but to look as being sent from another, often with the idea to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record includes all of the e-mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message won't be submitted and it'll be removed. If you use this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails which appear to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
The SPF protection option is accessible as standard with each and every web hosting package that we offer and you'll be able to use it without any difficulty so that you can protect the e-mail addresses for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of our revolutionary, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server plus its hostname -, for instance. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from email addresses generated under the domain that you've selected. Your emails can be managed by another provider, but in case that we manage them in addition to your web site, you may also activate the option for your email messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This solution gives you superior protection as just our server will be approved to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any kind of questions or if you experience any kind of difficulties with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they'll give you a hand in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to employ the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional group of services that you will get using this type of hosting. Activating the protection will require only several easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in case you have never employed this kind of feature before, you won't have any kind of problems. Using a very intuitive interface, you will simply need to enter the information of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain name and send messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, still when we take care of your emails, you can enable an extra level of protection by choosing an option that e-mails can be send from addresses only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team can assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions related to this service.