Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is used to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one address, but to appear as being sent from a different, often with the purpose to scam the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world receive it. The record features all the email servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an email address within the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message won't be forwarded and it'll be removed. Whenever you use this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails which look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

When you host your domains in a shared hosting account on our end and we manage the e-mails for them, you are able to activate 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 are able to view which domains are currently secured. For the ones which aren't, you will be able to activate the SPF protection option and configure a variety of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to create a rule that emails can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. The last mentioned option is the most secure one, and it can be used when we take care of the email addresses for your domain names and you are not using some other email provider. The newly created records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail using your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can use the SPF protection feature as part of the regular group of services that you will receive using this kind of website hosting. Starting the protection will require just several simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you have never used this kind of function before, you will not have any type of problems. Through a really time and effort saving interface, you'll simply need to enter the information of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly generated record propagates, no one will be able to forge any email address for that particular domain and send out e-mails from a server different from the one you've entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, however if we manage your email messages, you'll be able to allow one more level of protection by selecting an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions regarding this service.