Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is employed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one email address, but to look as being sent from a different one, ordinarily with the idea to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a special record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record includes all the mail servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and in case its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. When, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message won't be submitted and it will be removed. If you employ this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam messages which seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection option is accessible by default with each cloud hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to use it without difficulty so that you can protect the emails for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of the advanced, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send messages from email addresses generated under the domain name that you have selected. Your email addresses can be handled by another company, but when we take care of them together with your website, you can enable the option for your e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This option will provide you with improved security as solely our server will be certified to send emails from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you have any sort of troubles with this particular service, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they will help you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for any domain in the account with only a few mouse-clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with these kinds of issues, you won't have any kind of problems to enable the protection. The only things that you'll need to do will be to choose a domain from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered around the world only if they're sent from that particular server. When your emails are handled by us and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to activate an option for emails to be mailed only if the domain has our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. If you have any kind of questions regarding thisfunction, you can get in touch with our support team 24/7.