SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is designed to validate whether an email message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will stop the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send e-mail messages from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests whether it originates from an authorized server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, however if it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address and make it appear as if you're e-mailing spam. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available by default with every single shared web hosting package that we offer and you are able to use it with ease in order to protect the email addresses for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of our outstanding, yet easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send email messages from e-mails made under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mails may be handled by some other provider, but if we handle them along with your website, you can activate the option for email messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This feature provides you with better protection as solely our server will be permitted to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any questions or in case you have any kind of issues with this particular service, you can contact our technical support crew anytime and they will assist you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for any domain name in the account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these matters, you will not have any kind of troubles to activate the security. All that you'll need to do will be to select a domain name from a drop-down menu then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed globally only if they were sent from that server. If your email addresses are managed by our company and not by some third-party provider, you'll also be able to use an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name includes our MX records and this would be the most secure option. When you have any kind of questions related to thisfeature, you will be able to get in touch with our support team 24/7.