SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, which is employed to confirm if an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will stop the faking of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever some email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests whether it comes from an approved server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet if it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address and make it look as if you're sending spam messages. This approach is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

The SPF protection function is accessible by default with every single shared website hosting package that we offer and you're able to use it without difficulty so as to protect the e-mails for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the hi-tech, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from e-mails made under the domain name that you've picked. Your e-mail addresses can be taken care of by a different supplier, but in case that we manage them together with your web site, you can also enable an option for messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This option gives you better protection as only our server will be approved to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any questions or if you experience any kind of difficulties with this particular service, you can contact our technical support crew anytime and they will give you a hand in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with all of our semi-dedicated servers, will provide you with an exceptionally user-friendly interface to enable the SPF protection service for every domain name that you host within your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your emails. If the emails are managed on our end and not by another supplier, you can increase the protection level even more and activate an option for all the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it'll eliminate any possibility of somebody counterfeiting your email addresses with the intention of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your web site is hosted on our hi-tech cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by another provider. If you aren't sure what features to select, our tech support staff will help you 24/7.