SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this means sending some message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the individual opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic globally, so that they all will identify if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second it's discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from using your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available as standard with each website hosting plan that we offer and you're able to use it without any difficulty in order to secure the e-mail addresses for any domain hosted in your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our hi-tech, and easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send messages from email addresses made under the domain that you have selected. Your email addresses may be managed by some other supplier, but when we handle them in addition to your web site, you may also enable an option for e-mails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This feature provides you with even better security as just our server will be certified to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any sort of troubles with this particular service, you can contact our tech support team anytime and they'll give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you can use the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional collection of services that you will receive with this type of hosting. Activating the protection involves just a couple of simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you've never employed this type of function before, you will not have any kind of troubles. Through an exceptionally easy-to-navigate interface, you'll simply need to type in the details of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly generated record propagates, no one will be able to fake any email for that particular domain and send e-mails from a server different from the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, however if we take care of your email messages, you will be able to allow one more level of protection by choosing an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support team can assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions regarding this service.