SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, which is is intended to validate if an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the forging of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When an email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests if it comes from an accredited server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however when it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody can mask an email address and make it appear as if you're sending spam. This technique is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available by default with each and every website hosting plan that we offer and you're able to use it without any difficulty so as to protect the email addresses for each domain hosted in your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of our cutting-edge, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type the IP of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mails from email addresses generated under the domain that you've picked. Your email addresses can be managed by a different company, but in case that we manage them together with your web site, you may also activate the option for your messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This selection will provide you with superior security as just our server will be permitted to send out messages from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any questions or if you experience any kind of troubles with this service, you can contact our tech support team at any time and they will give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes as standard with all our Linux semi-dedicated plans, will provide you with a very easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF protection service for any domain name that you host in your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mails. If the email messages are handled by us and not by a different provider, you can raise the protection level even further and activate an option for the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option provides you with better control and it will eliminate any possibility of anyone faking your e-mail addresses with the intention of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable in case only your web site is hosted on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by some other service provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our tech support team will help you 24/7.