SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is is intended to validate if an e-mail message is sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this attribute for a domain generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests whether it comes from an official server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, but if it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you're sending spam messages. This method is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection feature is accessible by default with each and every shared hosting package that we offer and you're able to use it without any difficulty so as to secure the e-mails for any domain name hosted within your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our innovative, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the email server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out emails from e-mails created under the domain name that you have picked. Your e-mail addresses can be taken care of by a different company, but in case that we handle them together with your site, you can activate an option for your e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This selection gives you improved protection as exclusively our server will be authorized to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or if you have any troubles with this particular service, you can contact our technical support crew at any time and they'll help you without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to secure your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain name hosted in the account with just a few clicks. This is 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 these kinds of issues, you won't have any kind of difficulties to activate the security. The only things that you'll need to do is to select a domain from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed around the world only if they're sent from that particular server. When your email addresses are handled by us and not by some third-party provider, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain name contains our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. Should you have any kind of questions related to thisfunction, you will be able to contact our support team 24/7.