SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is designed to confirm whether an email message is sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will stop the faking of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send e-mails from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies whether it comes from an official server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however if it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody can mask an email address to make it look as if you are e-mailing spam messages. This method is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection option is provided by default with every single shared hosting package that we supply and you'll be able to use it without difficulty to secure the emails for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of the innovative, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out email messages from emails generated under the domain name that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses may be handled by some other provider, but when we take care of them together with your web site, you can activate an option for your e-mails to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This solution will provide you with improved security as exclusively our server will be certified to send emails from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any kind of problems with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they'll help you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for every domain in your account with just a couple of clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with these matters, you will not have any difficulties to enable the security. Everything that you'll need to do is to find a domain from a drop-down menu and after that 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 particular server. If your email addresses are managed by us and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to activate an option for email messages to be mailed only if the domain name includes our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. If you have any kind of questions regarding thisfunction, you can get in touch with our support team 24/7.