SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is designed to verify whether an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will stop the forging of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send email messages from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When some email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it comes from an approved server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an email address to make it appear as if you're e-mailing spam. This approach is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection function is accessible by default with every single shared hosting plan that we supply and you'll be able to use it with ease so that you can secure the email addresses for any domain hosted within your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our innovative, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send messages from email addresses generated under the domain name that you've selected. Your email addresses may be taken care of by a different provider, but if we manage them together with your website, you may also activate the option for your email messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This solution will provide you with improved protection as only our server will be authorized to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any sort of difficulties with this particular service, you can contact our tech support team anytime and they'll assist you without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to secure your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain name hosted in your account with only a few mouse-clicks. This is done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with such things, you won't have any troubles to enable the security. Everything that you'll need to do will be to choose a domain from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed around the world only if they're sent from that server. When your email addresses are handled by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you can also activate an option for emails to be sent only if the domain name contains our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. When you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you can contact our technical support crew 24/7.