Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is designed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one address, but to look as being sent from a different, ordinarily with the purpose to fraud the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers around the world receive it. The record contains all of the e-mail servers that are permitted to send valid 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 if its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message won't be sent and it will be discarded. In case you employ this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam emails that appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can enable the SPF protection option for your domains with just a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our cloud website hosting plans. This is performed from the section bearing an identical name and you'll be able to set up the protection for each and every domain name hosted on our advanced cloud platform. Using a very convenient interface, all you'll need to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to include several servers as well, when needed. When your email addresses are taken care of on our end, you can also take advantage of an even more secure option by putting a limit that email messages can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This solution can't be used in case your website is here, while your emails are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution can vastly enhance your online protection and stop others from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function comes with all of the semi-dedicated hosting plans, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you're able to use the service with ease for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a quite easy to use interface, which means that you don't have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your email addresses. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send out emails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you have chosen. As a further option, we'll also give you the ability to restrict the outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes even better by permitting messages to be sent only if the domain involved contains our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain have to be managed on our end and not by some other company. By doing so you'll have even better control and there will not be a chance for any person to forge your emails for malicious uses.