Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is designed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one address, but to appear as being sent from a different one, frequently with the idea to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a unique record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally get it. The record features all email servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an e-mail address under the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message won't be submitted and it'll be removed. When you use this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam messages which appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

The SPF protection feature is accessible by default with each and every shared web hosting package that we supply and you can use it with ease so that you can protect the e-mail addresses for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of the state-of-the-art, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server plus its hostname -, for instance. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send messages from emails generated under the domain name that you've selected. Your email addresses can be taken care of by another supplier, but when we manage them along with your website, you may also activate the option for your email messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This option provides you with greater protection as solely our server will be approved to send out messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any kind of issues with this particular service, you can contact our technical support crew at any time and they'll give you a hand right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain hosted in your account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with these issues, you will not have any kind of trouble to enable the protection. All that you'll have to do is to find a domain name from a drop-down menu and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent worldwide only if they are sent from that particular server. When your e-mail addresses are handled by us and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for email messages to be mailed only if the domain name has our MX records and this is the safest option. In case you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you can get in touch with our tech support team 24/7.