Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is designed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one email, but to seem as being sent from another one, usually with the objective to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world have it. The record includes all of the email servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an email address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. If, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the email message won't be submitted and it will be removed. Whenever you use this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam which appear to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Hosting
You can activate the SPF protection option for your domains with just a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our hosting. This is done through the section with the same name and you're able to set up the protection for each and every domain name on our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a very convenient interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to add several servers as well, when needed. When your e-mails are taken care of by us, you may also employ a more secure option by setting a limit that messages can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This option can't be applied if your site is hosted with us, while the emails are with a third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection solution will considerably increase your online safety and prevent other people from spoofing your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as part of the regular collection of services that you'll get with this kind of web hosting. Enabling the protection will require only a couple of simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even if you have never employed this type of feature before, you won't have any type of troubles. Using a really easy to work with interface, you will simply need to type in the details of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently created record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain and send e-mails from a server different from the one you've typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, however in case we manage your emails, you will be able to allow an extra level of security by picking an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support crew can help you 24/7 if you have any questions regarding this service.