Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is employed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one e-mail, but to seem as being sent from another one, usually with the objective to fraud the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a special record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally get it. The record features all mail servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. In case, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message won't be submitted and it will be discarded. When you use this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam which appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection feature is accessible as standard with each shared hosting plan that we offer and you're able to use it with ease so that you can protect the emails for each domain hosted within your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of the state-of-the-art, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server plus its hostname -, for example. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mails from emails created under the domain that you've selected. Your email addresses can be handled by another company, but if we take care of them in addition to your web site, you can also activate an option for messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This solution gives you even better protection as exclusively our server will be certified to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any kind of questions or if you have any kind of problems with this particular service, you can contact our technical support crew at any time and they'll give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with our semi-dedicated hosting plans, provides you with an incredibly user-friendly interface to activate the SPF protection service for each domain that you host in your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. In case the e-mail messages are handled on our end and not by some other supplier, you'll be able to raise the security level even more and activate an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will provide you with increased control and it will eliminate any chance of anyone faking your email addresses with the intention of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable if just your web site is hosted on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by a different service provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our technical support team will assist you 24/7.