SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is used to confirm if an email message is sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies whether it comes from an authorized server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet if it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you're e-mailing spam messages. This method is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

The SPF protection function is accessible as standard with each shared website hosting plan that we supply and you will be able to use it without difficulty so that you can secure the emails for each domain hosted in your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of our revolutionary, albeit easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from e-mails generated under the domain that you've selected. Your email addresses may be taken care of by some other supplier, but when we handle them in addition to your website, you can also activate an option for your e-mails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This solution will provide you with better protection as exclusively our server will be permitted to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. When you have any questions or if you experience any difficulties with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew anytime and they will give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain in your account with only a couple of clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous experience with these kinds of things, you will not have any kind of trouble to enable the protection. Everything that you will need to do is to select a domain from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered around the world only if they were sent from that server. When your e-mail addresses are managed by our company and not by a third-party provider, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only if the domain includes our MX records and this is the most secure option. When you have any questions regarding thisfeature, you can contact our tech support crew 24/7.