SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is is intended to verify if an email message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the counterfeiting of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests if it originates from an approved server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody can mask an email address to make it look as if you're distributing spam. This technique is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

The SPF protection option is available as standard with every single shared web hosting package that we offer and you're able to use it without difficulty in order to secure the e-mails for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our cutting-edge, albeit easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out messages from e-mails made under the domain name that you've picked. Your emails can be managed by another company, but when we manage them together with your web site, you can activate an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This option will provide you with even better protection as just our server will be approved to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any questions or in case you have any sort of problems with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they will help you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional set of services that you will get using this kind of web hosting. Enabling the protection will involve just a few simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you have never used this kind of function before, you won't have any troubles. Employing a really time and effort saving interface, you'll only need to enter the info of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently generated record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out e-mail messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, however in case we manage your e-mails, you will be able to activate an additional level of security by picking an option that email messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any questions regarding this service.