SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is used to confirm if an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the faking of emails made with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain name generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are allowed to send e-mails from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When an e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests whether it originates from an official server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet when it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address and make it look as if you are e-mailing spam. This method is also known as 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 with ease in order to secure the email addresses for any domain hosted within your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the innovative, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send messages from e-mails generated under the domain that you have picked. Your e-mails can be handled by a different provider, but if we handle them in addition to your website, you can also activate the option for your messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This option will provide you with better security as exclusively our server will be permitted to send out messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you have any issues with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew at any time and they'll assist you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can protect your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain name in your account with only a few mouse-clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with these things, you will not have any kind of problems to enable the security. All that you will have to do is to find a domain name from a drop-down list and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent around the world only if they are sent from that particular server. If your emails are taken care of by us and not by some third-party supplier, you can also use an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain name has our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. When you have any questions related to thisfunction, you can get in touch with our support team 24/7.