SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is employed to verify whether an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the faking of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain name makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers which are allowed to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests whether it comes from an official server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, but if it doesn't originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it appear as if you are distributing spam messages. This method is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

The SPF protection function is available as standard with every single shared web hosting package that we supply and you'll be able to use it without any difficulty in order to protect the emails for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of the innovative, albeit easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the e-mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from e-mails generated under the domain name that you've picked. Your emails can be managed by a different company, but if we manage them together with your site, you may also enable an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This option provides you with even better protection as exclusively our server will be authorized to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any troubles with this particular service, you will be able to contact our tech support crew at any time and they'll give you a hand right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name in the account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with such matters, you won't have any kind of trouble to activate the security. The only things that you'll have to do is to select a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed globally only if they were sent from that specific server. If your e-mail addresses are handled by our company and not by some third-party provider, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for emails to be sent only if the domain includes our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. If you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you will be able to contact our support team 24/7.