Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is employed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email, but to appear as being sent from a different one, frequently with the objective to fraud the recipient someway. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a specific record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers around the world have it. The record contains all mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an email address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. When, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the message won't be sent and it will be discarded. In the event that you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam that seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

When you host your domains in a web hosting account on our end and we manage the e-mails for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for all of them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a separate section where you'll be able to view which domain names are currently protected. For the ones that aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection option and configure a variety of things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to set a rule that emails can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. The last option is the most secure one, and you can use it in the event that we manage the e-mails for your domain names and do not use another email supplier. The newly generated records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which is included with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, offers you an extremely user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain name that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your e-mails. When the e-mail messages are managed on our end and not by some other provider, you'll be able to increase the security level even more and benefit from an option for all of the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will provide you with better control and it will eliminate any possibility of someone forging your e-mail addresses with the intention of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable when just your web site is on our outstanding cloud hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by another provider. If you are not sure what features to choose, our technical support crew will help you 24/7.