Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is intended to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from a different one, usually with the idea to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, an exclusive record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record contains all the mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an address under the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and in case 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 specified domain, the email message won't be forwarded and it will be removed. In the event that you use this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam messages which appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

You can enable the SPF protection option for your domains with just a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux website hosting packages. This carried out through the section with the very same name and you can set up the protection for each and every domain name hosted on our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you have to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you are able to add several servers too, if needed. When your e-mails are taken care of on our end, you can also employ a more risk-free option by placing a restriction that messages can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. This option can't be used if your website is here, and the email addresses are with a third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can strongly improve your online safety and prevent other people from spoofing your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which is provided with all our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, offers you an incredibly intuitive interface to enable the SPF protection service for any domain that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your emails. If the email messages are taken care of by us and not by a different provider, you will be able to increase the protection level even further and benefit from an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option gives you more control and it'll eliminate any chance of somebody faking your emails with the intention of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable in case just your website is on our outstanding cloud hosting platform, while your e-mails are handled by some other provider. If you aren't sure what options to select, our tech support team will assist you 24/7.