SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is employed to verify whether an email message is sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will prevent the forging of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time an e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks if it originates from an accredited server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, but if it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address and make it appear as if you are sending spam. This technique is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection feature is accessible as standard with every single shared hosting plan that we offer and you are able to use it without any difficulty in order to secure the emails for each domain hosted within your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of the hi-tech, and easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out email messages from email addresses generated under the domain that you've selected. Your email addresses may be taken care of by a different supplier, but when we handle them in addition to your site, you may also enable the option for your e-mails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This feature provides you with even better security as exclusively our server will be permitted 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 problems with this particular service, you will be able to contact our tech support team anytime and they'll give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which is provided with all our Linux semi-dedicated servers, will provide you with an extremely intuitive interface to enable the SPF protection service for each domain that you host inside your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll 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. In case the e-mail messages are handled by us and not by some other supplier, you can boost the security level even further and enable an option for the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will give you better control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anyone forging your email addresses with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable when just your site is on our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by another provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our technical support staff will help you 24/7.