SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email forging. Essentially, this means sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the individual receiving it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic all over the world, so they all will recognize if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from using your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

The SPF protection function is accessible as standard with every single website hosting plan that we supply and you'll be able to use it without any difficulty to protect the emails for any domain hosted within your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of the outstanding, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send messages from e-mails made under the domain name that you have picked. Your email addresses may be handled by another supplier, but in case that we manage them along with your site, you may also activate an option for emails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This option provides you with better protection as just our server will be permitted to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you have any sort of problems with this particular service, you can contact our technical support team at any time and they will give you a hand in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to secure your emails by activating the SPF security service for any domain hosted in the account with just a few mouse-clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous experience with such things, you won't have any kind of difficulties to enable the security. Everything that you will have to do will be to find a domain from a drop-down menu and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent around the world only if they are sent from that specific server. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain contains our MX records and this would be the safest option. If you have any questions about thisfunction, you can contact our support crew 24/7.