Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is employed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email address, but to appear as being sent from another, usually with the idea to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a special record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide have it. The record contains all of the mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an email address within the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the e-mail message won't be submitted and it will be discarded. In case you employ this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam emails that appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection option is available by default with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer and you are able to use it without any difficulty so as to protect the emails for any domain hosted in your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our advanced, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from emails generated under the domain that you've selected. Your e-mails can be handled by a different supplier, but when we manage them along with your web site, you can activate the option for messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This solution provides you with superior protection as just our server will be permitted to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or if you experience any difficulties with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they will help you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can secure your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain in the account with only a couple of clicks. This can be done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these issues, you won't have any kind of troubles to activate the protection. Everything that you will need to do is to find a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent around the world only if they were sent from that particular server. When your email addresses are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain includes our MX records and this would be the safest option. If you have any kind of questions regarding thisfunction, you can get in touch with our tech support crew 24/7.