Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is intended to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one address, but to seem as being sent from another one, frequently 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 the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record contains all email servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an e-mail address part of 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 authorized, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. If, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message will not be sent and it'll be discarded. Whenever you employ this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam which look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection option is available as standard with each and every shared hosting package that we supply and you're able to use it with ease to protect the emails for any domain hosted in your account. The service is managed through the Emails section of our hi-tech, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server as well as its hostname -, for example. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from e-mails made under the domain name that you've selected. Your email addresses may be managed by another provider, but in case that we manage them along with your website, you can also enable the option for your emails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This option will provide you with better protection as exclusively our server will be certified to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. When you have any questions or if you have any issues with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support team anytime and they'll give you a hand right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to secure your emails by activating the SPF protection service for every domain hosted in the account with just a few clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with such matters, you won't have any difficulties to activate the security. Everything that you will have to do will be to choose a domain name from a drop-down menu and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed globally only if they are sent from that specific server. If your email addresses are managed by us and not by a third-party provider, you can also benefit from an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records and this would be the safest option. If you have any kind of questions regarding thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.