SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, this means sending a message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the person getting it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic around the world, so they all will identify if an e-mail message originates from a valid server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

The SPF protection feature is provided by default with every single shared website hosting plan that we supply and you can use it without difficulty so as to secure the email addresses for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of the advanced, albeit easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out email messages from emails created under the domain name that you have selected. Your email addresses may be taken care of by a different supplier, but if we handle them in addition to your site, you may also enable an option for your emails to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This feature provides you with even better protection as just our server will be certified to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. When you have any kind of questions or if you have any kind of troubles with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they'll assist you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular set of services that you will get with this type of website hosting. Starting the protection will involve just several simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you have never used this type of feature before, you won't have any type of problems. Through an exceptionally time and effort saving interface, you will simply have to type in the info 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). The moment the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain and send out email messages from a server different from the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, yet if we take care of your email messages, you'll be able to enable one more level of security by picking an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions regarding this service.