Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is used to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from another one, often with the idea to fraud the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a unique record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers around the world receive it. The record includes all email servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an address under the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message won't be forwarded and it will be removed. When you use this service, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails that seem to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Hosting

The SPF protection function is accessible as standard with each and every hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to use it without any difficulty so as to protect the e-mail addresses for any domain name hosted in your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of our state-of-the-art, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the email server and its hostname -, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out email messages from emails created under the domain that you've picked. Your email addresses may be handled by a different company, but in case that we take care of them together with your website, you can also enable an option for messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This option will provide you with even better security as solely our server will be approved to send emails from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any difficulties with this service, you can contact our tech support team anytime and they will help you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name hosted in the account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these issues, you will not have any troubles to enable the security. Everything that you will need to do will be to pick a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed globally only if they're sent from that specific server. When your emails are taken care of by us and not by a third-party provider, you can also activate an option for emails to be sent only if the domain name features our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. When you have any questions related to thisfeature, you will be able to contact our support team 24/7.