SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is is intended to verify if an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain name makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are allowed to send e-mail messages from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests whether it comes from an approved server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet if it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will mask an email address then make it look as if you're distributing spam. This method is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available as standard with each and every shared hosting package that we supply and you'll be able to use it with ease in order to secure the emails for each domain hosted in your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of our state-of-the-art, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from email addresses made under the domain name that you have picked. Your e-mails may be taken care of by some other supplier, but when we take care of them along with your site, you can activate the option for your e-mails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This feature will provide you with better security as exclusively our server will be permitted to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any questions or if you have any kind of difficulties with this particular service, you can contact our technical support team anytime and they'll give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will provide you with an extremely intuitive interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain that you host inside your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mails. If the e-mails are taken care of on our end and not by a different supplier, you are able to raise the protection level even more and enable an option for the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option gives you better control and it will eliminate any possibility of somebody forging your e-mail addresses with the objective of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your site is on our modern cloud hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by some other provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our technical support staff will assist you 24/7.