Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is intended to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one address, but to seem as being sent from another one, often with the objective to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world have it. The record includes all e-mail servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an address within the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message won't be sent and it'll be removed. In the event that you use this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam which look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection feature is provided by default with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to use it without difficulty in order to protect the e-mail addresses for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of our advanced, and easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server in addition to its hostname -, for example. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from e-mails created under the domain name that you've picked. Your e-mail addresses may be managed by some other supplier, but when we take care of them in addition to your site, you can activate the option for e-mails to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This feature gives you greater protection as exclusively our server will be approved to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you have any difficulties with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew at any time and they will assist you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute is featured with all the semi-dedicated plans, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to use the service with ease for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a very easy to work with interface, so you do not need to be tech-savvy in order to protected your emails. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be active for the domain that you've picked. As an additional option, we will also allow you to restrict the outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes even further by permitting emails to be sent only when the domain in question contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain need to be taken care of here and not by a different company. In this way you'll have even better control and there will not be a chance for someone to counterfeit your email addresses for harmful activities.