SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is employed to validate if an email message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the faking of emails created with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks if it originates from an official server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, but if it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address and make it look as if you're e-mailing spam. This technique is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection option is provided as standard with each and every shared hosting plan that we supply and you are able to use it with ease in order to protect the email addresses for any domain hosted in your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of the advanced, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type the IP of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out emails from emails made under the domain that you've selected. Your email addresses may be managed by a different provider, but in case that we handle them along with your site, you can enable the option for your email messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This selection will provide you with better security as only our server will be certified to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any kind of questions or if you have any sort of difficulties with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they will assist you without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional collection of services that you will have with this type of web hosting. Activating the protection will require only a few simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in case you have never employed this type of feature before, you won't have any problems. Through an exceptionally intuitive interface, you'll only need to insert the details of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly created record propagates, no one will be able to forge any email for that particular domain name and send out messages from a server other than the one you've entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, still when we take care of your email messages, you will be able to enable one more level of protection by picking an option that email messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.