Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is intended to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email, but to look as being sent from a different one, often with the idea to fraud the recipient someway. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, an exclusive record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally receive it. The record includes all of the email servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an email address within the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message will not be forwarded and it will be removed. In case you use this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam emails that look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of mouse-clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our amazing Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down list and enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be approved to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can even restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This feature will provide you with the highest level of security, but it's not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain are taken care of elsewhere. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection attribute is featured with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this particular service without difficulty for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a rather user-friendly interface, therefore you do not need to be tech-savvy in order to secure your emails. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you've selected. As an additional option, we will also give you the ability to control the outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes further by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name in question features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name need to be handled by us and not by a different provider. Thus you'll get even better control and there will not be any chance for any person to forge your email addresses for malicious intentions.