Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is designed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one email, but to seem as being sent from a different, typically with the objective to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a specific record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally get it. The record features all email servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an email address under the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and in case the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message will not be sent and it'll be discarded. Whenever you employ this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam which look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection option is accessible as standard with every single cloud hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to use it without any difficulty so that you can protect the emails for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of our hi-tech, yet easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server in addition to its hostname -, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send messages from e-mails generated under the domain that you have selected. Your emails may be taken care of by some other supplier, but in case that we take care of them in addition to your site, you can also activate the option for your e-mails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This solution will provide you with better protection as solely our server will be approved to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or if you have any kind of issues with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they will help you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection feature is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you are able to activate the service effortlessly for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a very easy to use interface, so you don't have to be tech-savvy in order to secure your e-mails. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be allowed to send emails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you have selected. As a further option, we'll also allow you to restrict your outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even better by allowing emails to be sent only when the domain involved includes our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain should be taken care of by us and not by another supplier. By doing so you will enjoy even superior control and there will not be any chance for someone to forge your emails for harmful purposes.