Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is used to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail, but to appear as being sent from a different, ordinarily with the idea to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a unique record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record includes all the email servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address under the domain. When an email 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 target receiver. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message won't be forwarded and it'll be removed. In the event that you use this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam messages which look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

When you host your domain names in a cloud hosting account on our end and we handle the emails for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in a section of its own where you are able to see which domains are currently secured. For the ones that aren't, you will be able to activate the SPF protection solution and manage a lot of things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to create a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. The last mentioned solution is the most secure one, but it can be used if we take care of the email addresses for your domains and do not use a different e-mail service provider. The new records will be activated within 24 hours and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail with your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated services, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to use this service easily for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really easy to use interface, so you do not have to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mail addresses. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you have selected. As an extra option, we also give you the ability to limit your outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing emails to be sent only when the domain involved features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain should be managed on our end and not by some other provider. Thus you will enjoy even superior control and there will not be any chances for any person to forge your email addresses for harmful intentions.