SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at stopping the so-called email faking. Essentially, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic globally, so they all will recognize whether an email message comes from a valid server or not. The check is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

The SPF protection option is accessible by default with each and every shared website hosting plan that we supply and you will be able to use it with ease in order to secure the e-mail addresses for each domain hosted within your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our state-of-the-art, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the e-mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from e-mails generated under the domain name that you have picked. Your emails may be handled by another supplier, but when we manage them along with your website, you may also activate an option for messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This feature gives you superior security as just our server will be certified to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any kind of questions or if you have any difficulties with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support crew at any time and they'll give you a hand without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to use the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard collection of services that you'll get with this type of website hosting. Enabling the protection requires just a few simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even if you have never employed this type of function before, you will not have any kind of issues. Through a really easy to work with interface, you will just need to type in 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 generated record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any email address for that particular domain name and send out e-mail messages from a server different from the one you've entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, still when we take care of your emails, you'll be able to activate an extra 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 crew can assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.