SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is employed to verify if an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will stop the counterfeiting of emails made with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers which are allowed to send e-mails from mail boxes using the domain. The moment 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 verifies if it comes from an accredited server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, however when it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will mask an email address to make it appear as if you're distributing spam messages. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

The SPF protection option is accessible by default with every single shared website hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to use it without difficulty so as to protect the e-mails for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of our cutting-edge, albeit easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type the IP of the mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mails from email addresses created under the domain that you've selected. Your e-mail addresses can be handled by another company, but in case that we take care of them in addition to your web site, you may also activate the option for messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This solution provides you with superior security as only our server will be approved to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any questions or in case you have any sort of problems with this particular service, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they'll assist you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function is available with all semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to activate the service without difficulty for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really easy to use interface, therefore you don't need to be tech-savvy in order to protected your emails. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send out e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you have selected. As a further option, we also give you the ability to limit your outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even further by allowing email messages to be sent only if the domain name in question includes our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain have to be taken care of on our end and not by another company. Thus you will have even superior control and there won't be any chances for someone to forge your e-mails for malicious activities.