Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is employed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail, but to appear as being sent from another one, typically with the idea to scam the recipient someway. If 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 features all email servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message won't be forwarded and it will be removed. In case you use this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam messages which appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided by default with every single cloud hosting package that we offer and you are able to use it without any difficulty to protect the email addresses for any domain hosted in your account. The service is managed through the Emails section of the cutting-edge, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out emails from emails made under the domain that you've selected. Your email addresses can be managed by another supplier, but when we take care of them along with your site, you can activate an option for your e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This feature will provide you with improved protection as exclusively our server will be certified to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any questions or in case you have any kind of difficulties with this service, you can contact our technical support team at any time and they will give you a hand right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute is provided with all of the semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you can activate the service effortlessly for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a really user-friendly interface, which means that you do not need to be tech-savvy in order to secure your emails. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you've picked. As an additional option, we also allow you to restrict your outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes even further by permitting emails to be sent only when the domain involved features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name have to be managed by us and not by some other supplier. By doing this you'll get even superior control and there won't be any chances for somebody to counterfeit your e-mail addresses for malicious activities.