Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is designed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one address, but to appear as being sent from another one, frequently with the purpose to fraud the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally receive it. The record contains all mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an e-mail 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 destination. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message will not be sent and it'll be removed. When you use this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails that look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

If you host your domains in a website hosting account with us and we manage the email addresses for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for any of them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in its own section where you will be able to view which domain names are already protected. For the ones which aren't, you will be able to enable the SPF protection solution and configure various things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to set a rule that messages can be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. The aforementioned option is the most secure one, and you can use it if we manage the e-mails for your domain names and do not use some other e-mail service provider. The newly created records will propagate within 24 hours and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with all of our semi-dedicated servers, provides you with a very easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF protection service for each domain name that you host in your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your emails. In case the emails are handled on our end and not by a different provider, you're able to raise the security level even further and benefit from an option for the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option provides you with better control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anybody counterfeiting your emails with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable when just your web site is hosted on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by a different provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our technical support team will assist you 24/7.