Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is intended to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one e-mail address, but to look as being sent from a different one, frequently with the purpose to scam the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record contains all of the e-mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an email address under the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and in case its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message will not be forwarded and it'll be removed. When you use this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam emails that seem to have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
The SPF protection feature is provided as standard with each shared website hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to use it without difficulty in order to secure the emails for each domain hosted within your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of the outstanding, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP of the email server in addition to its hostname -, for instance. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from email addresses made under the domain name that you've picked. Your emails can be taken care of by a different company, but if we handle them along with your web site, you can also activate an option for emails to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This feature will provide you with improved protection as just our server will be authorized to send out emails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any kind of questions or if you have any sort of issues with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they'll help you right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain in the account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with such issues, you will not have any kind of difficulties to activate the protection. All that you will need to do is to find a domain name from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed globally only if they are sent from that specific server. If your email addresses are managed by our company and not by a third-party provider, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain has our MX records and this is the safest option. If you have any kind of questions related to thisfeature, you will be able to contact our technical support team 24/7.