Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is used to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one email address, but to appear as being sent from another, frequently with the objective to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally receive it. The record contains all of the email 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 encounters verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message will not be submitted and it will be removed. In the event that you use this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam which seem to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down list and then enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be approved to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the email addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This option will provide you with the top standard of protection, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain are taken care of in another place. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.