SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is is intended to validate if an email message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain name generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies if it comes from an authorized server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, but if it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will mask an email address then make it appear as if you're sending spam. This method is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection option is accessible by default with each shared hosting plan that we supply and you are able to use it with ease so as to secure the e-mails for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the advanced, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the email server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out messages from e-mails made under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses may be taken care of by some other supplier, but when we handle them along with your web site, you can also activate an option for messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This feature gives you superior protection as solely our server will be authorized to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any kind of questions or if you have any sort of troubles with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they'll give you a hand without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function is available with all semi-dedicated services, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to use this service effortlessly for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a quite user-friendly interface, therefore you will not need to be tech-savvy in order to protected your email addresses. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you've selected. As a further option, we'll also give you the ability to control the outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing messages to be sent only when the domain in question includes our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain should be taken care of here and not by another company. By doing so you'll enjoy even superior control and there won't be any chances for anybody to counterfeit your e-mails for malicious intentions.