SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is is intended to confirm whether an email message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will prevent the forging of emails created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers which are permitted to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When some email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks if it originates from an approved server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however if it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you're sending spam messages. This approach is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

When you host your domain names in a shared hosting account with us and we handle the emails for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a separate section where you are able to see which domains are currently secured. For those that are not, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection option and configure a number of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to set a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domains use our MX records. The aforementioned option is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we take care of the emails for your domain names and do not use some other email supplier. The new records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message with your addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the regular group of services that you'll receive with this type of website hosting. Starting the protection requires only several easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even in the event that you haven't employed this kind of function before, you won't have any issues. Employing an exceptionally user-friendly interface, you will just need to enter the details of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly generated record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email address for that particular domain name and send out messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, still when we take care of your email messages, you can enable an additional level of protection by selecting an option that e-mail 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 will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any questions regarding this service.