SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is is intended to validate if an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a domain will prevent the faking of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send email messages from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies whether it comes from an authorized server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, but if it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody can mask an email address then make it appear as if you are distributing spam messages. This method is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided as standard with each and every shared website hosting package that we supply and you will be able to use it with ease so as to secure the e-mail addresses for each domain hosted within your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of our innovative, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out emails from email addresses generated under the domain that you have selected. Your emails may be handled by another provider, but if we handle them along with your website, you can also activate the option for e-mails to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This feature will provide you with better security as solely our server will be authorized to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any sort of problems with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support team anytime and they will help you without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to protect your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for any domain name in your account with just a few clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous experience with these kinds of matters, you will not have any problems to activate the protection. Everything that you'll have to do is to select a domain from a drop-down list and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent globally only if they were sent from that particular server. When your e-mail addresses are handled by us and not by some third-party provider, you will also be able to activate 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 will be able to get in touch with our tech support crew 24/7.