SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is employed to validate if an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will stop the forging of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send emails from mailboxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When an email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests if it originates from an accredited server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet when it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address to make it look as if you are e-mailing spam. This technique is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available by default with each shared hosting plan that we offer and you are able to use it without difficulty so as to protect the e-mails for any domain hosted within your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of our cutting-edge, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from email addresses generated under the domain that you have picked. Your email addresses may be managed by a different supplier, but when we take care of them in addition to your web site, you can also activate the option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This feature will provide you with better security as only our server will be authorized to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any questions or in case you experience any issues with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they will assist you right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard group of services that you will receive with this kind of website hosting. Starting the protection involves just several simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in case you haven't used this type of feature before, you will not have any kind of issues. Employing a very time and effort saving interface, you'll simply have to insert the info of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently made record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain and send e-mails from a server other than the one you have entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, yet if we take care of your email messages, you will be able to activate one more level of security by choosing an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support crew will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions regarding this service.