Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is used to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one email address, but to seem as being sent from a different one, frequently with the idea to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a specific record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide get it. The record contains all e-mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an address under the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and in case the sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message will not be sent and it will be removed. If you employ this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam which look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

The SPF protection feature is accessible as standard with every single shared web hosting plan that we offer and you're able to use it without difficulty so that you can protect the emails for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of our hi-tech, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the mail server and its hostname -, for example. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mails from email addresses generated under the domain that you have picked. Your emails may be handled by some other company, but if we manage them together with your web site, you can also enable the option for your e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This solution will provide you with even better protection as just our server will be approved to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any questions or if you have any kind of difficulties with this particular service, you can contact our technical support team anytime and they will give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with our semi-dedicated servers, offers you an exceptionally easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF protection service for each domain name that you host within your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your emails. In case the email messages are taken care of by us and not by some other provider, you'll be able to increase the protection level even more and benefit from an option for all of the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This option will provide you with more control and it will eliminate any possibility of someone forging your e-mail addresses with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your web site is on our hi-tech cloud website hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by some other provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our technical support crew will help you 24/7.