SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is designed to confirm if an email message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the forging of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time an e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses verifies if it comes from an official server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however when it does not originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody can mask an email address to make it look as if you are distributing spam. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection option is accessible by default with each and every shared hosting package that we offer and you'll be able to use it without any difficulty in order to protect the email addresses for each domain hosted in your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of our revolutionary, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from email addresses made under the domain that you've selected. Your e-mail addresses can be handled by a different provider, but if we take care of them in addition to your site, you may also activate the option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This solution gives you better security as just our server will be permitted to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any kind of questions or if you experience any kind of issues with this particular service, you can contact our technical support crew anytime and they will assist you without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with all of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, will provide you with a very easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF security service for any domain that you host inside your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send out messages from your e-mails. In case the emails are handled by us and not by another provider, you will be able to boost the security level even more and benefit from an option for the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it will eliminate any chance of someone faking your email addresses with the objective of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable in case only your web site is hosted on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are handled by some other service provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our tech support staff will help you 24/7.