SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is designed to validate if an e-mail message is sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the forging of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send e-mails from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks if it comes from an approved server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, however if it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody can mask an email address then make it appear as if you are sending spam messages. This method is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection function is available as standard with every single shared hosting plan that we offer and you're able to use it with ease in order to secure the e-mails for any domain name hosted in your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of the advanced, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mails from e-mails made under the domain name that you have selected. Your email addresses may be managed by some other provider, but if we take care of them along with your website, you may also enable an option for emails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This feature provides you with greater security as only our server will be approved to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any troubles with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew anytime and they'll help you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available with all of the semi-dedicated hosting services, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you can activate the service without difficulty for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a rather easy to work with interface, therefore you will not need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your e-mails. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send emails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you have chosen. As an extra option, we will also give you the ability to limit the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even further by permitting email messages to be sent only if the domain involved features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain need to be taken care of by us and not by another company. By doing this you'll get even superior control and there will not be a chance for anyone to fake your emails for harmful objectives.