Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is employed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from another, generally with the objective to scam the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a special record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world get it. The record includes all the mail servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the e-mail message won't be sent and it will be discarded. Whenever you use this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam that look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

The SPF protection option is available by default with every single shared website hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to use it without difficulty so as to protect the email addresses for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of our state-of-the-art, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP of the email server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out emails from e-mails made under the domain that you've selected. Your e-mail addresses may be handled by some other provider, but if we take care of them together with your site, you may also enable the option for email messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This solution provides you with greater protection as exclusively our server will be permitted to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any difficulties with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they will give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional group of services that you will have using this type of website hosting. Enabling the protection requires only a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even when you have never used this type of feature before, you won't have any kind of problems. Using an exceptionally intuitive interface, you'll simply have to enter the information of the mail server that will be certified to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly generated record propagates, no one will be able to fake any e-mail for that particular domain and send out email messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, still in case we take care of your e-mails, you'll be able to allow an additional level of security by choosing an option that email messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support crew can assist you 24/7 if you have any questions related to this service.