Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is intended to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one address, but to seem as being sent from a different one, often with the objective to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a unique record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide have it. The record features all of the mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an email address under the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message won't be sent and it'll be discarded. In the event that you employ this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam emails which seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You're able to enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our Linux shared website hosting plans. This is done from the section with the very same name and you are able to set up the protection for each domain part of our outstanding cloud platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you will need to submit is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to include several servers as well, when needed. If your emails are handled on our end, you may also use an even more risk-free option by putting a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This alternative cannot be used when your website is hosted with us, but your email addresses are with some third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection option can strongly improve your online protection and stop other people from spoofing your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute is featured with all Linux semi-dedicated plans, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you can activate this particular service without difficulty for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather easy to use interface, which means that you don't have to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mails. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you've picked. As an extra option, we'll also give you the ability to control the outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even better by allowing emails to be sent only when the domain name involved features our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain need to be managed by us and not by another provider. In this way you'll have even superior control and there won't be a chance for anybody to fake your email addresses for harmful intentions.