Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is employed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one address, but to appear as being sent from a different one, frequently with the purpose to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, an exclusive record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide get it. The record includes all the e-mail servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an email address within the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target destination. When, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message won't be submitted and it'll be removed. If you employ this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam messages that appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your domains in a cloud web hosting account on our end and we manage the email addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in its own section where you can view which domain names are already protected. For those that aren't, you will be able to enable the SPF protection option and set up a number of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, as well as to create a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. The last option is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we manage the email addresses for your domains and you are not using another e-mail supplier. The new records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message by using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection attribute comes with all the semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to use the service without difficulty for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very easy to use interface, which means that you won't need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your email addresses. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you've chosen. As a further option, we will also allow you to limit your outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes further by allowing email messages to be sent only if the domain name involved features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name should be handled by us and not by another supplier. By doing so you will have even better control and there will not be any chance for somebody to forge your email addresses for malicious activities.