Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is used to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from a different one, usually with the purpose to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, an exclusive record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record contains all email servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message won't be forwarded and it will be discarded. If you employ this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails that look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our Linux cloud web hosting. This is performed through the section bearing the very same name and you can enable the protection for each and every domain hosted on our exceptional cloud hosting platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you'll need to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can include several servers too, when needed. If your email addresses are handled on our end, you can also employ an even more risk-free option by placing a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This alternative cannot be applied when your web site is hosted here, but your e-mail addresses are with a third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can definitely improve your web safety and stop other people from forging your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection feature comes with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to use the service easily for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a rather user-friendly interface, so you will not have to be tech-savvy in order to secure your e-mails. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send emails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be activated for the domain name that you've picked. As an extra option, we will also give you the ability to limit the outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes further by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain in question includes our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name have to be managed by us and not by another supplier. Thus you'll have even better control and there will not be any chances for anybody to fake your emails for harmful intentions.