SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at stopping the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some manner the person opening it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic internationally, so they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided by default with each shared website hosting package that we offer and you are able to use it without difficulty in order to protect the e-mail addresses for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is managed through the Emails section of our innovative, and easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once 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-mails may be managed by a different provider, but in case that we take care of them in addition to your website, you may also activate an option for your email messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This selection provides you with even better protection as only our server will be approved to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you have any difficulties with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they will 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 employ the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional group of services that you'll receive with this kind of web hosting. Starting the protection will require only a few simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you've never used this type of feature before, you won't have any issues. Through a really easy-to-navigate interface, you will just have to enter the info of the mail server that will be certified to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email address for that particular domain name and send out messages from a server other than the one you've entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, still if we take care of your e-mails, you will be able to enable an extra level of protection by picking an option that email messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any questions about this service.