Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is employed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one address, but to appear as being sent from another, usually with the idea to scam the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a specific record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world receive it. The record contains all email servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an address within the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and when the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target destination. If, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message will not be sent and it will be removed. When you employ this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam which seem to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

The SPF protection option is available as standard with every single shared web hosting package that we supply and you're able to use it with ease so that you can protect the emails for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is managed through the Emails section of our advanced, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type the IP of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname -, for example. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out messages from e-mails generated under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses can be managed by some other company, but when we take care of them together with your site, you may also enable an option for your emails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This option gives you better security as solely our server will be authorized to send email messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any kind of troubles with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support team anytime and they will give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection feature comes with all semi-dedicated hosting, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to activate this service easily for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a rather intuitive interface, so you do not need to be tech-savvy to secure your e-mail addresses. You will only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you've picked. As an additional option, we'll also give you the ability to control the outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even better by allowing email messages to be sent only if the domain name involved includes our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name need to be managed on our end and not by some other company. Thus you will enjoy even superior control and there won't be a chance for anybody to counterfeit your email addresses for malicious uses.