SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at stopping the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the individual getting it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which has all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic all over the world, so that they all can recognize whether an email message originates from a valid server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second one it's removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection function is accessible by default with every single shared hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to use it without any difficulty so as to protect the email addresses for any domain name hosted within your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of the advanced, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send messages from email addresses made under the domain name that you have selected. Your emails may be taken care of by another provider, but when we take care of them along with your site, you can activate the option for your e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This solution will provide you with improved security as solely our server will be authorized to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any questions or if you have any problems with this service, you can contact our tech support team at any time and they will give you a hand without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection feature is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting plans, so in case you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this particular service with ease for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a quite user-friendly interface, therefore you won't have to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your email addresses. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send out e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you've picked. As an extra option, we'll also allow you to restrict your outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes further by permitting emails to be sent only if the domain name in question has our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain have to be taken care of by us and not by some other company. By doing so you will enjoy even superior control and there will not be any chance for anyone to counterfeit your emails for harmful intentions.