SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is used to verify whether an email message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will stop the forging of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks whether it originates from an accredited server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however when it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will mask an email address to make it appear as if you're distributing spam. This approach is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided by default with each hosting plan that we offer and you're able to use it with ease so that you can secure the email addresses for any domain hosted within your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our innovative, and easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mails from e-mails created under the domain name that you've selected. Your email addresses may be managed by a different provider, but when we take care of them along with your web site, you may also activate an option for messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This selection will provide you with improved protection as exclusively our server will be approved to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any sort of difficulties with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they'll assist you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to secure your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name in the account with just a few clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these kinds of matters, you won't have any trouble to enable the protection. The only things that you'll have to do will be to choose a domain from a drop-down list then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent worldwide only if they're sent from that server. When your email addresses are managed by our company and not by some third-party provider, you will also be able to activate an option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name features our MX records and the aforementioned would be the most secure option. In case you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our tech support team 24/7.