Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is employed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one email, but to seem as being sent from another, often with the purpose to scam the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a special record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide get it. The record contains all of the mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an email address within the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. When, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message will not be sent and it'll be discarded. When you use this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails which look as if they have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
The SPF protection option is available as standard with every single website hosting package that we offer and you'll be able to use it with ease in order to secure the emails for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of our advanced, and easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP of the e-mail server plus its hostname -, for instance. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mails from email addresses made under the domain name that you've picked. Your email addresses may be managed by another provider, but in case that we handle them together with your web site, you can also enable the option for messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This solution gives you superior protection as solely our server will be certified to send out messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you have any troubles with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they'll give you a hand without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all of our Linux semi-dedicated packages, provides you with an incredibly easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF protection service for every domain that you host within your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses. If the emails are managed by us and not by a different supplier, you'll be able to raise the protection level even further and benefit from an option for your outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option will give you more control and it will eliminate any possibility of anybody forging your e-mail addresses with the intention of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable if only your website is hosted on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by a different service provider. If you are not sure what options to pick, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.