Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is employed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail address, but to look as being sent from a different, generally with the objective to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a specific record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world receive it. The record features all the e-mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and in case the sending server is authorized, 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 will not be forwarded and it will be discarded. If you use this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam e-mails that look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection option for your domains with a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our Linux website hosting. This is performed via the section with the very same name and you're able to set up the protection for any domain hosted on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can include several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mail addresses are taken care of on our end, you can also take advantage of a more secure option by setting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. This alternative cannot be used in case your website is hosted here, but the email addresses are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will definitely increase your online protection and stop others from counterfeiting your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will provide you with an incredibly easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF security service for each domain that you host inside your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send out messages from your email addresses. If the email messages are taken care of by us and not by a different provider, you're able to raise the security level even further and benefit from an option for all the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will provide you with increased control and it will eliminate any chance of someone faking your emails with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable if only your site is on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by some other provider. If you aren't sure what options to pick, our tech support staff will help you 24/7.