SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, which is designed to confirm if an email message was sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a domain will prevent the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time some email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks if it comes from an accredited server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, however if it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you are sending spam messages. This method is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available as standard with every single shared hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to use it without any difficulty so that you can secure the e-mails for any domain hosted within your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our outstanding, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the email server plus 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 emails created under the domain that you have picked. Your e-mails can be managed by some other supplier, but if we manage them along with your website, you may also activate the option for your emails to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This solution gives you improved protection as just our server will be certified to send out messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any questions or if you experience any kind of problems with this service, you can contact our technical support crew at any time and they will assist you right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The SPF protection function is featured with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to use this service with ease for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very user-friendly interface, which means that you will not need to be proficient in the use of computers to secure your emails. You'll only have to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send emails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be activated for the domain name that you've selected. As an additional option, we also give you the ability to limit your outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even better by allowing emails to be sent only when the domain name involved features our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain need to be handled here and not by a different provider. In this way you will get even superior control and there will not be any chance for any person to counterfeit your e-mail addresses for harmful purposes.