SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at stopping the so-called email forging. Basically, this means sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the individual getting it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic all over the world, thus they all will recognize if an email message comes from a valid server or not. The check is performed 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 is discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection function is available by default with each shared hosting package that we supply and you are able to use it without difficulty so as to protect the e-mail addresses for each domain hosted in your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of the state-of-the-art, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from emails generated under the domain that you've picked. Your emails can be taken care of by another supplier, but when we take care of them together with your website, you can activate an option for your messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This feature provides you with greater protection as only our server will be approved to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any questions or in case you have any kind of troubles with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they will give you a hand in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux semi-dedicated plans, offers you an exceptionally user-friendly interface to activate the SPF protection service for every domain that you host inside your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your e-mails. In case the e-mail messages are taken care of on our end and not by another supplier, you will be able to increase the security level even further and enable an option for your outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option will give you better control and it'll eliminate any chance of someone faking your e-mails with the objective of spamming and scamming people. It is not applicable in case just your web site is on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are handled by a different provider. If you are not sure what options to pick, our technical support staff will help you 24/7.