SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail faking. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, thus they all can identify whether an e-mail message originates from a legitimate 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, whereas in the second one it is removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided by default with each shared web hosting package that we offer and you will be able to use it with ease in order to secure the email addresses for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of our outstanding, and easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from emails generated under the domain that you've picked. Your e-mail addresses can be taken care of by a different company, but in case that we take care of them along with your web site, you can activate an option for your e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This selection gives you even better protection as just our server will be authorized to send emails from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any questions or in case you have any sort of troubles with this service, you can contact our technical support team anytime and they will assist you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you can employ the SPF protection feature as part of the standard group of services that you will have with this kind of hosting. Starting the protection will involve just a couple of simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you have never employed this type of function before, you will not have any kind of issues. Through a very time and effort saving interface, you will simply need to enter the details of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email for that particular domain name and send messages from a server different from the one you have entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, but in case we take care of your email messages, you'll be able to enable an extra level of security by selecting an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.