Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is designed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one address, but to seem as being sent from another one, often with the purpose to fraud the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a special record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally have it. The record contains all the mail servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an e-mail address under the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the e-mail message will not be sent and it'll be discarded. When you use this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam emails that appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available as standard with every single shared hosting package that we supply and you can use it without difficulty to protect the e-mails for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our advanced, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type the IP of the mail server and its hostname -, for instance. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mails from e-mails made under the domain name that you have picked. Your e-mails can be managed by a different supplier, but when we handle them along with your web site, you can also enable an option for your emails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This selection provides you with superior security as exclusively our server will be permitted to send messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. If you have any questions or if you experience any kind of troubles with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support crew at any time and they will give you a hand in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated packages, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you can activate this service easily for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really easy to work with interface, which means that you won't need to be tech-savvy in order to secure your e-mails. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send emails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you've picked. As an extra option, we will also allow you to restrict the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes further by permitting email messages to be sent only when the domain name involved has our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain have to be handled on our end and not by some other supplier. By doing this you will get even better control and there won't be any chance for any person to fake your email addresses for harmful intentions.