SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is designed to validate if an email message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will stop the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send e-mails from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests if it comes from an accredited server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet when it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you're distributing spam messages. This method is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Hosting

The SPF protection feature is accessible as standard with every single hosting package that we supply and you'll be able to use it with ease in order to protect the e-mail addresses for any domain name hosted in your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of our innovative, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the email server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out emails from emails generated under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses can be handled by some other supplier, but if we handle them along with your website, you may also activate an option for your e-mails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This option provides you with better security as exclusively our server will be approved to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any troubles with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they'll give you a hand without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which is included with all of our semi-dedicated plans, will provide you with an incredibly intuitive interface to enable the SPF protection service for any domain name that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your email addresses. If the email messages are managed on our end and not by some other supplier, you can increase the protection level even more and take advantage of an option for the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will give you more control and it will eliminate any chance of anybody faking your e-mail addresses with the purpose of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable in case only your web site is on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by some other provider. If you are not sure what options to select, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.