SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is employed to validate if an email message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of emails made with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain name generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever an email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks if it comes from an authorized server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet when it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address to make it look as if you are e-mailing spam messages. This technique is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

The SPF protection option is provided as standard with each and every shared web hosting plan that we offer and you can use it without difficulty in order to protect the emails for any domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is managed through the Emails section of our innovative, yet intuitive 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. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mails from e-mails generated under the domain name that you have picked. Your e-mails may be taken care of by some other provider, but if we manage them in addition to your web site, you may also activate an option for your emails to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This solution provides you with improved security as exclusively our server will be certified to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any kind of questions or if you have any kind of issues with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they will give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection attribute is featured with all of the semi-dedicated hosting, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you can use this service without difficulty for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a really easy to use interface, which means that you won't need to be tech-savvy in order to secure your email addresses. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send out emails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you've selected. As a further option, we will also allow you to restrict the outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name involved includes our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain have to be taken care of on our end and not by a different company. Doing so you will have even better control and there won't be any chance for somebody to fake your email addresses for harmful intentions.