Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is designed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to look as being sent from another, generally with the idea to fraud the recipient someway. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a unique record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally receive it. The record features all of the e-mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an address under the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and when its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message won't be sent and it will be discarded. If you use this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam which appear to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
The SPF protection option is available by default with each and every shared website hosting package that we offer and you will be able to use it without any difficulty to protect the e-mail addresses for each domain hosted within your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our innovative, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the email server in addition to its hostname -, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out messages from emails created under the domain name that you've picked. Your email addresses may be managed by a different provider, but if we handle them together with your web site, you can also activate an option for emails to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This option will provide you with improved security as just our server will be permitted to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. When you have any questions or if you have any issues with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they will assist you in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all of our Linux semi-dedicated servers, offers you an incredibly user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for any domain that you host in your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your e-mails. When the emails are managed by us and not by some other provider, you are able to raise the protection level even further and activate an option for your outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option provides you with more control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anyone forging your e-mails with the objective of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable in case just your web site is on our outstanding cloud hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by some other provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our tech support staff will assist you 24/7.