SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at blocking the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the individual receiving it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic globally, therefore they all will identify whether an e-mail message originates from a legitimate server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second it's removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available as standard with each shared website hosting plan that we supply and you can use it without any difficulty so as to protect the e-mail addresses for any domain name hosted within your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of the outstanding, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out emails from emails made under the domain that you have picked. Your e-mails can be handled by another company, but in case that we manage them along with your site, you can activate the option for your emails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This selection gives you better protection as only our server will be certified to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any kind of questions or if you experience any kind of issues with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew at any time and they'll assist you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain name hosted in the account with only a couple of clicks. This is done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with these issues, you won't have any kind of troubles to enable the security. Everything that you'll need to do is to find a domain name from a drop-down list and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent worldwide only if they are sent from that server. If your emails are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to use an option for emails to be sent only if the domain name features our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. If you have any questions about thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our tech support team 24/7.