Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is used to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one address, but to appear as being sent from a different, typically with the objective to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record features all of the email servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an address within the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message will not be forwarded and it will be removed. If you employ this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam which look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided by default with each and every cloud hosting package that we supply and you can use it without difficulty to protect the e-mails for any domain name hosted in your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of our advanced, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type the IP of the email server and its hostname -, for instance. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from e-mails created under the domain that you have picked. Your emails can be taken care of by some other company, but when we manage them in addition to your website, you may also activate the option for email messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This option will provide you with greater protection as exclusively our server will be certified to send emails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any kind of issues with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they will give you a hand in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for any domain name in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with such matters, you won't have any kind of troubles to enable the protection. All that you'll need to do is to choose a domain from a drop-down menu then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent globally only if they are sent from that particular server. When your email addresses are managed by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to activate an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain has our MX records and this is the safest option. Should you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you'll be able to contact our tech support team 24/7.