Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is employed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail, but to seem as being sent from another one, often with the objective to fraud the recipient someway. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a unique record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally receive it. The record contains all of the mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an address part of the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and in case the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target destination. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the e-mail message won't be forwarded and it will be removed. In the event that you employ this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam messages which appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided as standard with each cloud hosting package that we offer and you can use it without difficulty in order to secure the e-mails for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of the revolutionary, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the mail server as well as its hostname -, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mails from emails made under the domain name that you've selected. Your e-mail addresses may be taken care of by some other provider, but when we take care of them together with your web site, you can activate an option for your emails to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This option gives you even better protection as exclusively our server will be certified to send messages from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any difficulties with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they will give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can secure your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain name in your account with only a few mouse-clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of issues, you won't have any kind of problems to activate the security. The only things that you will need to do is to pick a domain name from a drop-down list and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered globally only if they're sent from that server. In case your email addresses are taken care of by us and not by some third-party provider, you can also take advantage of an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only if the domain name has our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. When you have any kind of questions about thisfeature, you will be able to get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.