Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is intended to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from another, often with the objective to fraud the recipient someway. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally receive it. The record contains all of the mail servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an address within the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and in case its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message won't be sent and it'll be discarded. In the event that you use this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam which appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection option is provided as standard with each cloud hosting package that we offer and you are able to use it without difficulty so as to secure the emails for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our hi-tech, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the email server as well as its hostname -, for example. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send email messages from emails created under the domain that you've picked. Your emails can be taken care of by some other provider, but when we handle them in addition to your web site, you can enable the option for e-mails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This option gives you improved protection as exclusively our server will be permitted to send out emails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any issues with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they'll help you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection feature is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to use this service with ease for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a rather easy to work with interface, so you don't have to be proficient in the use of computers to secure your e-mails. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send out emails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you have picked. As a further option, we'll also allow you to restrict your outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes further by allowing emails to be sent only if the domain involved features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain need to be managed by us and not by another provider. By doing this you'll enjoy even superior control and there will not be any chance for someone to forge your e-mails for malicious objectives.