Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is intended to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email, but to look as being sent from a different, often with the purpose to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world get it. The record includes all email servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message won't be submitted and it'll be discarded. Whenever you employ this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam emails that seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

You are able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our shared web hosting plans. This carried out through the section with the very same name and you're able to allow the protection for each and every domain name on our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a very handy interface, all you will need to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you'll be able to add several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mails are managed by us, you may also use an even more risk-free option by placing a restriction that e-mails can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This solution cannot be used when your website is hosted here, and your e-mails are with a third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection option can greatly improve your online safety and stop other people from counterfeiting your email addresses.