SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is employed to confirm if an e-mail message was sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this attribute for a domain name creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests if it originates from an approved server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, but if it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address and make it look as if you're sending spam. This method is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection feature is provided as standard with every single shared hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to use it without any difficulty in order to secure the email addresses for each domain hosted within your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of the hi-tech, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the e-mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send messages from e-mails made under the domain name that you have selected. Your emails may be handled by a different company, but when we manage them together with your web site, you can enable the option for your e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This selection gives you greater protection as just our server will be authorized to send email messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any questions or in case you have any sort of difficulties with this service, you can contact our tech support team anytime and they will give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain in the account with just a couple of clicks. This is done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with such things, you will not have any difficulties to enable the protection. The only things that you will need to do will be to find a domain from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent globally only if they were sent from that specific server. In case your email addresses are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party provider, you'll also be able to activate an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain name features our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. Should you have any questions regarding thisfeature, you will be able to get in touch with our support team 24/7.