Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is designed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail, but to appear as being sent from a different, usually with the objective to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a special record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world get it. The record contains all of the e-mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the particular domain, the e-mail message will not be submitted and it'll be discarded. If you employ this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam that appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down list and to type in the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be authorized to send emails from your emails. As an added option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature will give you the highest level of safety, but it is not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are managed somewhere else. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.