Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is designed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email address, but to look as being sent from a different, ordinarily with the purpose to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, an exclusive record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally have it. The record contains all email servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address under the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message will not be forwarded and it'll be removed. If you employ this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam messages which seem to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
The SPF protection function is accessible as standard with each web hosting plan that we offer and you can use it without difficulty in order to secure the e-mails for any domain name hosted in your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of the state-of-the-art, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server and its hostname -, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send messages from email addresses made under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses can be managed by another company, but when we manage them in addition to your web site, you may also enable the option for your e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This feature provides you with greater security as solely our server will be authorized to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any questions or if you experience any problems with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they will give you a hand right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection attribute is available with all of the semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to use this particular service easily for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a quite user-friendly interface, which means that you won't have to be tech-savvy to protected your emails. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send out e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be active for the domain name that you have chosen. As an extra option, we also allow you to control the outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain involved includes our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name need to be managed here and not by some other company. By doing this you will enjoy even superior control and there will not be any chance for anyone to forge your email addresses for malicious objectives.