SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is is intended to validate whether an email message was sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will stop the counterfeiting of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies whether it comes from an approved server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet if it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it look as if you're sending spam. This technique is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided as standard with each hosting package that we supply and you're able to use it without difficulty to protect the e-mails for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our revolutionary, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from email addresses generated under the domain that you have picked. Your e-mail addresses can be taken care of by some other supplier, but if we take care of them in addition to your website, you can also activate an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This selection provides you with greater security as only our server will be authorized to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you have any sort of problems with this particular service, you can contact our tech support crew at any time and they'll assist you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to protect your emails by activating the SPF protection service for every domain name hosted in the account with just a few clicks. This is done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these kinds of things, you won't have any trouble to enable the security. All that you will need to do is to select a domain from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed worldwide only if they're sent from that specific server. In case your emails are handled by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you can also benefit from an option for emails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. Should you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you can contact our tech support crew 24/7.