SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, which is is intended to validate whether an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will stop the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain name creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests whether it originates from an approved server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet when it doesn't originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you are distributing spam. This method is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection function is available by default with each shared hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to use it with ease so as to secure the e-mails for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of the advanced, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from emails made under the domain that you have picked. Your emails may be taken care of by some other company, but if we handle them together with your web site, you can also activate an option for your messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This solution provides you with superior protection as exclusively our server will be approved to send out messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or if you experience any sort of issues with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support crew at any time and they will help you right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you are able to use the service effortlessly for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a really intuitive interface, so you don't need to be tech-savvy to secure your e-mail addresses. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send out emails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you have chosen. As a further option, we'll also allow you to limit the outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even further by permitting emails to be sent only if the domain name in question contains our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name have to be taken care of here and not by some other provider. Thus you will enjoy even superior control and there won't be any chances for any person to counterfeit your email addresses for malicious purposes.