Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is used to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one email address, but to seem as being sent from another one, usually with the idea to fraud the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally receive it. The record features all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message will not be forwarded and it'll be discarded. In case you employ this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam emails that look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our hi-tech Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be permitted to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This solution gives you the top standard of security, but it's not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are handled in a different place. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.