SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail faking. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some way the individual receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, so that they all will identify if an email message comes from a legitimate server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second it's removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

The SPF protection function is accessible as standard with each and every website hosting plan that we supply and you are able to use it without difficulty to protect the e-mails for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the state-of-the-art, and easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out emails from e-mails made under the domain name that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses can be managed by a different supplier, but if we manage them along with your web site, you can activate the option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This option provides you with superior protection as only our server will be certified to send out messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any questions or in case you have any issues with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they will help you without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for every domain name in your account with just a couple of clicks. This is done through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with these issues, you won't have any problems to enable the security. The only things that you'll have to do will be to choose a domain name from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered globally only if they're sent from that specific server. In case your email addresses are managed by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to benefit from an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain name includes our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. If you have any questions related to thisfeature, you will be able to contact our tech support crew 24/7.