Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is designed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one address, but to look as being sent from another one, frequently with the purpose to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, an exclusive record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally have it. The record contains all the mail servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an address under the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message will not be forwarded and it will be discarded. When you use this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails that seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You are able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux cloud web hosting. This carried out through the section with the same name and you're able to set up the protection for any domain on our outstanding cloud hosting platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you have to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you can include several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mail addresses are taken care of on our end, you may also use an even more risk-free option by setting a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option can't be used when your web site is here, and the email addresses are with a third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can definitely improve your web security and stop other people from spoofing your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to activate this service without difficulty for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a really user-friendly interface, so you will not have to be tech-savvy in order to secure your emails. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send out e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be active for the domain that you've selected. As an extra option, we also allow you to restrict your outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes further by allowing messages to be sent only if the domain in question contains our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain should be managed by us and not by a different supplier. Thus you will have even superior control and there will not be a chance for someone to forge your email addresses for malicious purposes.