Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is designed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to look as being sent from a different, frequently with the objective to fraud the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a unique record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world have it. The record features all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an address under the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target receiver. In case, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message won't be sent and it will be discarded. If you employ this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam that look as if they have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
The SPF protection function is available by default with every single website hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to use it with ease so as to protect the emails for any domain name hosted in your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our revolutionary, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server in addition to its hostname -, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mails from e-mails made under the domain name that you have picked. Your e-mail addresses may be taken care of by a different company, but when we handle them together with your website, you can also activate an option for your email messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This option provides you with even better security as solely our server will be permitted to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any questions or in case you have any difficulties with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they will give you a hand immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection function is available with all of the semi-dedicated hosting plans, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you can use the service easily for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a rather easy to work with interface, so you do not have to be tech-savvy in order to secure your e-mail addresses. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send emails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be active for the domain that you've picked. As a further option, we'll also allow you to restrict the outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even further by permitting emails to be sent only if the domain name involved features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name should be managed by us and not by a different company. By doing this you will have even better control and there won't be any chance for someone to fake your e-mail addresses for harmful objectives.