SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, which is employed to verify whether an e-mail message is sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the faking of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain name creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests whether it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, however if it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you're e-mailing spam messages. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection feature is accessible as standard with each shared hosting package that we offer and you can use it without difficulty to secure the e-mails for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of the innovative, yet easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send email messages from emails made under the domain name that you've picked. Your email addresses can be managed by a different company, but if we manage them along with your web site, you can enable the option for emails to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This feature provides you with better security as solely our server will be approved to send email messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. If you have any questions or in case you experience any issues with this service, you can contact our technical support team anytime and they will give you a hand without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can secure your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for every domain hosted in your account with only a couple of clicks. This is done through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with such issues, you won't have any trouble to enable the protection. All that you will have to do is to find a domain name from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent worldwide only if they were sent from that specific server. In case your e-mail addresses are managed by us and not by a third-party provider, you can also take advantage of an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name includes our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. When you have any questions regarding thisfeature, you will be able to contact our technical support team 24/7.