SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at blocking the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another with the objective to scam in some way the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, therefore they all will recognize if an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second it's removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

The SPF protection option is available by default with every single website hosting package that we supply and you're able to use it without any difficulty in order to secure the e-mail addresses for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of the innovative, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the email server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from e-mails made under the domain name that you've selected. Your email addresses may be managed by a different company, but in case that we manage them together with your web site, you can enable the option for your e-mails to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This solution will provide you with better protection as exclusively our server will be authorized to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you have any sort of problems with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they will give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF protection service for any domain hosted in your account with only a couple of clicks. This is done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with such things, you will not have any troubles to activate the protection. The only things that you will need to do is to find a domain name from a drop-down list and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered globally only if they're sent from that server. If your e-mail addresses are handled by us and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for email messages to be mailed only if the domain name has our MX records and this is the safest option. Should you have any kind of questions regarding thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.