Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is designed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail, but to look as being sent from a different, usually with the idea to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world have it. The record contains all the mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an email address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and in case the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message won't be sent and it will be removed. When you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam which look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Hosting

The SPF protection feature is provided by default with each hosting package that we offer and you'll be able to use it without difficulty so as to secure the emails for any domain name hosted in your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of our hi-tech, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server and its hostname -, for instance. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from emails made under the domain name that you've selected. Your e-mail addresses can be managed by some other supplier, but if we handle them in addition to your site, you may also enable the option for your messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This solution gives you greater security as exclusively our server will be permitted to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you have any sort of issues with this service, you can contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll help you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to secure your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain name in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with these issues, you will not have any problems to enable the security. The only things that you will need to do is to pick a domain from a drop-down menu and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed worldwide only if they were sent from that particular server. If your email addresses are taken care of by us and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to activate an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain name has our MX records and this is the safest option. If you have any kind of questions regarding thisfunction, you can get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.