Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is employed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from a different, often with the purpose to fraud the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a special record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally receive it. The record contains all the e-mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message won't be sent and it'll be discarded. Whenever you employ this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails that seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Hosting

The SPF protection feature is provided by default with each and every hosting plan that we supply and you can use it without difficulty to secure the e-mails for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of the innovative, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send emails from e-mails generated under the domain that you've picked. Your emails can be handled by a different supplier, but when we handle them together with your web site, you can activate an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This solution provides you with improved protection as exclusively our server will be certified to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any questions or in case you have any kind of difficulties with this particular service, you can contact our technical support crew at any time and they will assist you without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional set of services that you will have using this type of hosting. Enabling the protection will require just a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even if you have never employed this type of function before, you will not have any kind of problems. Employing a very intuitive interface, you'll only need to insert the info of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently generated record propagates, no one will be able to fake any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send messages from a server different from the one you've entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, yet if we handle your email messages, you will be able to activate an extra level of security by picking an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions regarding this service.