SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is is intended to validate whether an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a domain will stop the faking of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain name makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are allowed to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks if it comes from an accredited server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, however when it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody can mask an email address then make it look as if you are distributing spam. This approach is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

The SPF protection option is provided as standard with each website hosting plan that we supply and you are able to use it with ease so as to protect the e-mails for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of our state-of-the-art, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send emails from e-mails generated under the domain name that you've selected. Your e-mail addresses may be managed by another supplier, but in case that we take care of them in addition to your website, you can activate the option for your email messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This feature will provide you with superior protection as only our server will be certified to send email messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or if you experience any sort of difficulties with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew at any time and they will assist you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all of our semi-dedicated servers, provides you with an incredibly intuitive interface to enable the SPF protection service for every domain that you host inside your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your emails. In case the email messages are taken care of on our end and not by a different provider, you'll be able to boost the security level even further and benefit from an option for all the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option will give you more control and it will eliminate any chance of anybody forging your email addresses with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable if only your web site is on our modern cloud hosting platform, while your emails are handled by some other provider. If you aren't sure what features to choose, our technical support team will assist you 24/7.