SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is is intended to confirm whether an e-mail message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the faking of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain name creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing 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 exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When some email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests if it originates from an authorized server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however when it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam messages. This approach is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

The SPF protection option is provided as standard with every single web hosting plan that we supply and you're able to use it with ease in order to protect the emails for each domain hosted within your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of the advanced, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send messages from e-mails generated under the domain name that you have selected. Your e-mails can be taken care of by a different provider, but in case that we handle them together with your site, you can also enable an option for emails to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This option will provide you with superior security as just our server will be permitted to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any questions or if you experience any kind of problems with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they will give you a hand right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the standard set of services that you'll get using this kind of website hosting. Starting the protection will require only a few simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you've never used such a feature before, you won't have any kind of problems. Employing a very user-friendly interface, you'll just need to enter the information of the mail server which will be certified to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email address for that particular domain name and send emails from a server other than the one you have entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, still if we take care of your emails, you will be able to enable an additional level of protection by picking an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support staff can help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions related to this service.