Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is employed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email address, but to appear as being sent from a different one, often with the idea to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide get it. The record features all mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an address within the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. In case, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message will not be submitted and it will be discarded. When you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam messages that look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud platform with only a couple of mouse-clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be approved to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This option will provide you with the top degree of safety, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are handled in a different place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.