Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is intended to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one e-mail, but to seem as being sent from a different, typically with the idea to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a specific record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally get it. The record contains all the email servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an address under the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and when the sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target destination. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the given domain, the email message won't be submitted and it'll be removed. If you employ this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam messages that appear to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
The SPF protection function is available by default with each cloud web hosting plan that we supply and you'll be able to use it without difficulty in order to protect the e-mail addresses for any domain hosted in your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of our innovative, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server as well as its hostname -, for example. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send email messages from email addresses generated under the domain that you've picked. Your e-mails may be taken care of by some other company, but in case that we manage them along with your web site, you can enable the option for e-mails to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This feature provides you with improved security as solely our server will be approved to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you have any kind of difficulties with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew anytime and they will help you immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular collection of services that you'll receive using this type of hosting. Enabling the protection involves just a couple of simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even if you haven't employed such a feature before, you won't have any kind of problems. Employing a really easy-to-navigate interface, you'll only need to insert the details of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain name and send e-mails from a server other than the one you've entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, yet in case we manage your e-mails, you are able to activate one more level of protection by picking an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses only if the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any questions about this service.