SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is employed to verify whether an email message is sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the faking of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks if it comes from an authorized server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet if it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you're distributing spam. This technique is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

When you host your domains in a shared website hosting account with us and we handle the e-mail addresses for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in its own section where you're able to view which domains are already secured. For the ones which aren't, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection solution and manage various things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to create a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domains use our MX records. The last mentioned option is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we manage the e-mail addresses for your domains and you are not using another e-mail service provider. The new records will propagate within 1 day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message with your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional set of services that you will have with this kind of hosting. Activating the protection requires only a couple of simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in case you've never used this type of function before, you will not have any kind of problems. Using a really user-friendly interface, you will just need to type in the info of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to forge any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send e-mail messages from a server other than the one you have entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, however when we take care of your emails, you'll be able to activate an additional level of security by picking an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions related to this service.