SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is employed to validate if an e-mail message is sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send email messages from mailboxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks if it comes from an approved server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but if it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will mask an email address and make it appear as if you are distributing spam messages. This technique is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection option is accessible as standard with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer and you're able to use it without difficulty in order to secure the e-mails for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of the hi-tech, and easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mails from emails made under the domain name that you have picked. Your email addresses can be taken care of by a different supplier, but when we take care of them in addition to your web site, you can also activate the option for messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This solution will provide you with greater protection as only our server will be authorized to send emails from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any questions or in case you have any problems with this particular service, you can contact our tech support team at any time and they will give you a hand right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to protect your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for any domain name in your account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with such issues, you will not have any kind of problems to activate the protection. Everything that you'll need to do will be to pick a domain name from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed around the world only if they're sent from that particular server. When your emails are taken care of by us and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to use an option for emails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. Should you have any kind of questions related to thisfunction, you will be able to contact our technical support team 24/7.