SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is employed to validate if an email message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever an email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks whether it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, but when it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will mask an email address and make it look as if you're sending spam messages. This approach is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

The SPF protection option is accessible as standard with every single web hosting plan that we supply and you can use it without any difficulty so that you can protect the e-mail addresses for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of our revolutionary, albeit easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP of the mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send email messages from e-mails made under the domain name that you've picked. Your e-mails may be handled by a different company, but in case that we handle them in addition to your website, you can also enable an option for messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This selection gives you greater protection as just our server will be permitted to send email messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any questions or if you have any kind of issues with this particular service, you can contact our technical support team anytime and they will assist you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as part of the regular collection of services that you'll get using this kind of web hosting. Starting the protection involves just a few simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in the event that you haven't used such a feature before, you will not have any kind of troubles. Employing a very intuitive interface, you'll just have to insert the information of the mail server which will be certified to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly generated record propagates, no one will be able to forge any email for that particular domain name and send messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, but when we manage your emails, you are able to activate one more level of protection by choosing an option that email messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support team can assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions regarding this service.