Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is employed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail, but to look as being sent from another one, often with the objective to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, an exclusive record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers around the world receive it. The record features all the mail servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an email address part of the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and in case the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted destination. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message won't be forwarded and it will be discarded. When you use this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails that appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection function is available by default with each and every cloud hosting package that we supply and you can use it without any difficulty so as to secure the e-mails for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of the hi-tech, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from e-mails made under the domain name that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses may be taken care of by a different provider, but in case that we manage them in addition to your site, you can also activate the option for your e-mails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This solution will provide you with even better security as only our server will be approved to send emails from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any kind of questions or if you experience any sort of difficulties with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they will assist you without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with our semi-dedicated hosting plans, provides you with a very easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF protection service for each domain that you host inside your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses. In case the email messages are managed on our end and not by some other supplier, you will be able to raise the protection level even further and take advantage of an option for the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option gives you better control and it will eliminate any possibility of someone forging your e-mails with the purpose of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable if just your site is hosted on our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by some other provider. If you aren't sure what options to pick, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.