Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is used to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email, but to seem as being sent from a different one, typically with the objective to fraud the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record includes all email servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When a message is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target destination. If, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the given domain, the message won't be submitted and it'll be discarded. In case you employ this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails which look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

If you host your domains in a shared hosting account with us and we handle the email addresses for them, you'll be able to enable SPF protection for all of them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in a section of its own where you can see which domains are already secured. For those that aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection service and manage various things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to create a rule that emails can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. The last solution is the most secure one, and it can be used if we handle the e-mails for your domain names and you're not using a different e-mail service provider. The newly created records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message by using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular set of services that you will have using this type of website hosting. Starting the protection will involve just several easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even when you've never employed this type of feature before, you will not have any kind of problems. Through a really time and effort saving interface, you'll just need to input the details of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently created record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send out emails from a server other than the one you have entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, yet when we manage your emails, you can activate one more level of security by picking an option that emails can be send out from addresses only if the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support crew will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions about this service.