SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is employed to verify if an email message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will stop the faking of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain name generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses verifies if it comes from an approved server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, however when it does not originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody can mask an email address and make it appear as if you're distributing spam messages. This method is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection function is available as standard with each shared hosting plan that we supply and you can use it without any difficulty so as to protect the email addresses for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our hi-tech, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the e-mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from email addresses created under the domain name that you've picked. Your emails may be taken care of by a different provider, but if we manage them together with your website, you can also activate the option for your e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This solution provides you with superior protection as solely our server will be approved to send out emails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any questions or if you have any difficulties with this service, you can contact our tech support crew at any time and they will help you right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which is provided with our semi-dedicated hosting services, offers you a very easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF security service for any domain name that you host in your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses. In case the email messages are handled on our end and not by another supplier, you are able to increase the protection level even more and take advantage of an option for all the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will give you more control and it'll eliminate any chance of someone faking your emails with the objective of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable if only your web site is hosted on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are handled by another provider. If you are not sure what options to select, our tech support staff will help you 24/7.