SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, which is designed to validate whether an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the forging of emails made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers which are permitted to send email messages from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks whether it comes from an accredited server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet if it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody can mask an email address and make it look as if you're sending spam messages. This method is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

The SPF protection option is provided by default with every single web hosting package that we supply and you are able to use it without difficulty so that you can protect the email addresses for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of our revolutionary, and easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from e-mails made under the domain that you've picked. Your e-mails can be taken care of by a different supplier, but in case that we take care of them together with your site, you can also activate an option for your messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This option provides you with better security as solely our server will be certified to send email messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any questions or in case you experience any problems with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew anytime and they will help you without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for any domain in your account with just a few clicks. This is done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with such matters, you will not have any kind of difficulties to enable the security. Everything that you'll need to do is to choose a domain from a drop-down menu and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered worldwide only if they are sent from that specific server. If your email addresses are handled by our company and not by some third-party provider, you can also activate an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only when the domain name contains our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. When you have any kind of questions related to thisfeature, you'll be able to get in touch with our support crew 24/7.