SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is designed to confirm if an e-mail message was sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the faking of emails created with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are permitted to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies if it comes from an authorized server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, however if it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address to make it look as if you are sending spam messages. This technique is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

The SPF protection function is accessible as standard with each web hosting plan that we offer and you are able to use it without any difficulty in order to protect the e-mail addresses for any domain name hosted within your account. The service is managed through the Emails section of our revolutionary, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the e-mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send emails from e-mails created under the domain that you've selected. Your email addresses may be taken care of by a different supplier, but if we take care of them in addition to your web site, you may also enable the option for your e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This feature gives you improved protection as exclusively our server will be certified to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any kind of questions or if you have any difficulties with this service, you can contact our technical support team at any time and they'll give you a hand in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to protect your emails by activating the SPF security service for every domain name in the account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these kinds of matters, you will not have any kind of difficulties to activate the security. The only things that you will have 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. Once the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered worldwide only if they were sent from that server. In case your email addresses are managed by us and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only if the domain name includes our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. In case you have any questions about thisfeature, you will be able to contact our tech support team 24/7.