SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is employed to verify if an email message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time some email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests whether it originates from an approved server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, but if it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it look as if you're e-mailing spam. This method is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available as standard with every single hosting package that we offer and you'll be able to use it with ease so as to secure the e-mail addresses for any domain hosted in your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of our state-of-the-art, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type the IP of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from email addresses created under the domain name that you have selected. Your emails may be handled by another company, but in case that we handle them together with your site, you may also activate the option for emails to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This solution gives you improved protection as only our server will be approved to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any issues with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll help you right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional collection of services that you will get using this type of website hosting. Starting the protection will require only several simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even if you've never used such a feature before, you will not have any type of troubles. Using a really easy to work with interface, you will only need to type in the details of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send e-mail messages from a server other than the one you've entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, still if we manage your e-mails, you will be able to allow an extra level of security by choosing an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support crew can help you 24/7 in case you have any questions regarding this service.