SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is used to verify if an email message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will stop the forging of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain name makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests whether it originates from an authorized server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet if it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address to make it look as if you're e-mailing spam. This method is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided by default with every single shared web hosting plan that we offer and you are able to use it without any difficulty so as to protect the e-mail addresses for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of our innovative, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP of the e-mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out emails from email addresses created under the domain name that you have picked. Your e-mails may be managed by some other supplier, but in case that we take care of them along with your web site, you can enable an option for your email messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This solution provides you with greater protection as solely our server will be permitted to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you have any problems with this particular service, you can contact our tech support crew anytime and they will help you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular set of services that you will have with this kind of web hosting. Activating the protection involves only several easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in the event that you've never used such a function before, you will not have any type of problems. Employing a really intuitive interface, you'll simply have to type in the details of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly generated record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain and send email messages from a server different from the one you have typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, however in case we manage your email messages, you are able to activate one more level of security by choosing an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions about this service.