SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, that is is intended to validate if an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this attribute for a domain generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers which are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks if it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, however if it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you are e-mailing spam. This technique is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

The SPF protection feature is accessible as standard with every single shared website hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to use it without difficulty so as to secure the e-mails for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of our advanced, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from email addresses made under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses may be managed by some other provider, but when we handle them along with your web site, you may also activate an option for e-mails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This selection will provide you with better protection as exclusively our server will be permitted to send messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. When you have any questions or in case you have any sort of troubles with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they'll help you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available with all of the semi-dedicated hosting packages, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to use the service without difficulty for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very user-friendly interface, therefore you will not need to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your email addresses. You'll simply have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send out emails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you've chosen. As an extra option, we'll also allow you to control the outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes even further by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name in question contains our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain should be handled by us and not by some other company. By doing so you will enjoy even superior control and there will not be any chance for anyone to fake your e-mails for malicious purposes.