SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is designed to verify whether an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the counterfeiting of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send email messages from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through verifies if it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet when it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody can mask an email address then make it appear as if you are distributing spam. This method is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

When you host your domains in a shared web hosting account on our end and we handle the e-mail addresses for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a separate section where you will be able to view which domains are already secured. For the ones that are not, you can enable the SPF protection solution and set up various things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to set a rule that messages can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. The aforementioned choice is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we manage the email addresses for your domains and you are not using a different email supplier. The newly created records will propagate within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email with your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as part of the regular collection of services that you'll receive with this kind of hosting. Starting the protection will involve just several easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in the event that you've never used such a function before, you won't have any troubles. Through an exceptionally time and effort saving interface, you'll only have to type in the information of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently created record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out messages from a server different from the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but if we handle your email messages, you are able to activate an additional level of protection by picking an option that email messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support crew can help you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.