SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some way the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic globally, so that they all can recognize whether an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

The SPF protection feature is provided by default with each and every web hosting plan that we offer and you can use it with ease in order to secure the email addresses for any domain hosted within your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of our innovative, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type the IP of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from email addresses generated under the domain name that you have picked. Your e-mails may be managed by some other provider, but if we take care of them along with your website, you can also enable the option for your email messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This option provides you with superior security as only our server will be certified to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any questions or if you have any sort of problems with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew at any time and they will assist you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional group of services that you will have using this type of web hosting. Enabling the protection requires only several simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even when you haven't used this type of feature before, you won't have any kind of issues. Employing a very time and effort saving interface, you will only need to input the details of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly created record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send out messages from a server different from the one you have typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, however in case we handle your email messages, you will be able to enable an extra level of security by selecting an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support crew can assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions regarding this service.