Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is employed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email, but to look as being sent from another, usually with the idea to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world receive it. The record features all email servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an email address under the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and in case its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message won't be sent and it'll be removed. Whenever you use this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam messages that appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

The SPF protection feature is accessible by default with each shared website hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to use it with ease in order to secure the emails for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of the outstanding, yet easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type the IP of the email 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 out email messages from emails created under the domain that you've selected. Your emails can be managed by some other provider, but if we handle them in addition to your website, you can also activate an option for emails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This selection gives you greater security as just our server will be approved to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any questions or if you have any kind of issues with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they will assist you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can use the SPF protection feature as part of the standard set of services that you will get with this kind of web hosting. Starting the protection involves only a few easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even if you have never employed this kind of feature before, you will not have any kind of issues. Using an exceptionally easy-to-navigate interface, you will simply have to input the info of the mail server that 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 created record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email address for that particular domain and send e-mails from a server other than the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, still if we handle your email messages, you can allow an extra level of security by picking an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions about this service.