Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is designed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from another one, often with the purpose to fraud the recipient someway. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, an exclusive record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally receive it. The record includes all email servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an address under the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. If, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message will not be forwarded and it will be discarded. Whenever you use this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam which appear to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
The SPF protection feature is provided as standard with each website hosting package that we offer and you are able to use it without any difficulty so as to protect the e-mail addresses for any domain hosted in your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of our state-of-the-art, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send messages from email addresses generated under the domain name that you've selected. Your email addresses may be managed by some other company, but when we take care of them along with your site, you can enable an option for e-mails to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This option provides you with improved protection as only our server will be approved to send out messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. If you have any questions or if you have any kind of difficulties with this particular service, you can contact our technical support crew at any time and they will help you right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with our semi-dedicated servers, offers you a really easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF protection service for every domain that you host within your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your emails. In case the e-mail messages are handled by us and not by another supplier, you will be able to raise the protection level even further and take advantage of an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option gives you more control and it will eliminate any possibility of anybody forging your e-mails with the intention of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable if only your website is hosted on our hi-tech cloud web hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by a different service provider. If you aren't sure what features to select, our technical support crew will help you 24/7.