Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is designed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one address, but to look as being sent from another, generally with the purpose to fraud the recipient someway. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a specific record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world receive it. The record includes all of the email servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an email address within the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and in case its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted destination. When, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message won't be forwarded and it'll be removed. When you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam messages which seem to have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
The SPF protection option is provided by default with each and every cloud website hosting package that we supply and you'll be able to use it without difficulty in order to protect the e-mail addresses for any domain hosted in your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of our advanced, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server and its hostname -, for instance. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from email addresses made under the domain name that you've selected. Your email addresses can be handled by another company, but in case that we take care of them in addition to your website, you may also enable an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This solution provides you with greater protection as just our server will be approved to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you have any kind of troubles with this particular service, you will be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they will give you a hand without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection feature comes with all semi-dedicated plans, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you can activate this particular service without difficulty for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather easy to work with interface, so you will not need to be tech-savvy to protected your e-mail addresses. You'll only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send e-mails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you have selected. As a further option, we will also allow you to limit the outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes further by allowing email messages to be sent only if the domain name in question includes our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain have to be managed here and not by another provider. By doing so you'll have even better control and there will not be any chances for someone to fake your e-mail addresses for malicious activities.