Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is employed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one address, but to look as being sent from another one, often with the idea to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally get it. The record includes all the email servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message will not be forwarded and it will be discarded. When you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam emails which seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available by default with each shared website hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to use it without difficulty so that you can secure the e-mails for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of our innovative, and easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the e-mail server as well as its hostname -, for example. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mails from email addresses created under the domain that you've picked. Your emails can be taken care of by a different company, but in case that we manage them along with your site, you can also enable the option for email messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This feature provides you with superior protection as just our server will be authorized to send messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you have any kind of issues with this particular service, you can contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll give you a hand without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional collection of services that you will get using this kind of web hosting. Starting the protection requires only a couple of simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in case you've never used this type of feature before, you will not have any type of problems. Using an exceptionally easy to work with interface, you will only need to input the information of the mail server that will be certified to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently created record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain and send out e-mails from a server different from the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, yet in case we handle your emails, you are able to activate an additional level of protection by selecting an option that emails can be send from addresses only if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.