Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is used to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one address, but to seem as being sent from a different, often with the idea to fraud the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide get it. The record contains all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and in case the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target receiver. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message won't be submitted and it will be discarded. When you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam e-mails which seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

When you host your domains in a web hosting account on our end and we manage the emails for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for any of them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in its own section where you will be able to view which domains are currently secured. For the ones that aren't, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection option and manage various things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to set a rule that emails can be sent only when your domain names use our MX records. The last solution is the most secure one, and you can use it when we manage the emails for your domain names and you are not using a different email provider. The newly generated records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an email using your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting packages, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to use this particular service without difficulty for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a rather intuitive interface, so you do not need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your emails. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you've picked. As a further option, we also give you the ability to control the outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes further by permitting emails to be sent only when the domain name involved includes our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name have to be handled by us and not by some other provider. In this way you'll get even better control and there will not be a chance for anybody to counterfeit your emails for malicious uses.