SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, which is used to validate whether an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a domain will stop the forging of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain name generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time some email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through verifies whether it originates from an approved server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, however when it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it look as if you are sending spam messages. This technique is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided by default with every single hosting package that we supply and you're able to use it without difficulty in order to protect the email addresses for any domain hosted within your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of our cutting-edge, and easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from email addresses made under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses may be taken care of by a different supplier, but in case that we manage them along with your web site, you can also activate the option for your emails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This feature gives you superior protection as exclusively our server will be approved to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any questions or if you have any kind of difficulties with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they will assist you right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with our semi-dedicated service, will provide you with an incredibly intuitive interface to enable the SPF security service for any domain that you host in your new account. 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 that will be allowed to send messages from your email addresses. If the e-mail messages are managed by us and not by another provider, you are able to increase the protection level even further and enable an option for the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option gives you better control and it will eliminate any possibility of anybody faking your emails with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable in case only your web site is on our modern cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by another service provider. If you are not sure what options to pick, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.