Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is designed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from another one, typically with the objective to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a unique record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record features all e-mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an email address within the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message won't be submitted and it'll be discarded. Whenever you employ this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam messages which seem to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

If you host your domain names in a website hosting account with us and we manage the e-mail addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in a separate section where you will be able to view which domains are currently secured. For those that are not, you will be able to enable the SPF protection solution and manage a variety of things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to set a rule that messages can be sent only if your domains use our MX records. The aforementioned solution is the most secure one, and you can use it in the event that we take care of the emails for your domains and you are not using some other e-mail service provider. The newly generated records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in a message using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as part of the standard group of services that you'll get using this type of website hosting. Activating the protection involves just a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even if you've never used such a function before, you won't have any type of issues. Through an exceptionally easy-to-use interface, you'll only need to type in the information of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send e-mail messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, yet in case we manage your email messages, you can activate one more level of security by picking an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions regarding this service.