Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is employed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one address, but to seem as being sent from another, ordinarily with the objective to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a unique record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally receive it. The record features all of the email servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and in case the sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the particular domain, the e-mail message won't be forwarded and it'll be removed. In the event that you employ 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 Cloud Hosting

When you host your domain names in a cloud hosting account on our end and we handle the email addresses for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in a separate section where you are able to see which domains are already protected. For those which aren't, you can activate the SPF protection solution and manage various things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to set a rule that emails can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. The last mentioned option is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we take care of the email addresses for your domains and do not use a different e-mail provider. The newly created records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function is available with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this particular service with ease for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a quite easy to work with interface, therefore you won't need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your e-mails. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send emails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you've selected. As a further option, we also allow you to limit the outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes further by allowing email messages to be sent only if the domain name involved contains our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name should be taken care of on our end and not by another provider. By doing so you will enjoy even superior control and there won't be a chance for somebody to counterfeit your e-mails for harmful objectives.