Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is employed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one email address, but to seem as being sent from a different one, frequently with the objective to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers around the world receive it. The record contains all the e-mail servers that are permitted to send authentic messages from an address within the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and in case the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the e-mail message won't be submitted and it will be removed. When you use this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam messages which appear to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

The SPF protection option is accessible by default with every single shared web hosting package that we offer and you will be able to use it with ease to protect the e-mails for any domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of the innovative, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out emails from emails created under the domain that you've picked. Your emails may be taken care of by a different provider, but when we handle them in addition to your website, you can also enable the option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This option gives you even better protection as solely our server will be permitted to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any questions or in case you experience any sort of problems with this particular service, you will be able to contact our tech support crew at any time and they will give you a hand right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for any domain in your account with just a few mouse-clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with these matters, you won't have any kind of problems to activate the protection. The only things that you'll need to do will be to select a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered worldwide only if they are sent from that specific server. When your e-mail addresses are managed by us and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for emails to be sent only when the domain name includes our MX records and this is the safest option. In case you have any kind of questions related to thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our tech support crew 24/7.