SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, this means sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another with the idea to scam in some way the person opening it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, so that they all can identify whether an email message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second it is discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection option is available as standard with each and every shared hosting plan that we supply and you will be able to use it without difficulty so that you can secure the email addresses for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the state-of-the-art, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send messages from e-mails generated under the domain that you have selected. Your emails may be managed by some other company, but when we take care of them along with your web site, you may also enable an option for messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This selection gives you improved protection as just our server will be approved to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any problems with this service, you can contact our tech support crew at any time and they'll help you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, provides you with an extremely user-friendly interface to activate the SPF security service for every domain name that you host inside your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your e-mails. If the e-mail messages are handled by us and not by another provider, you will be able to raise the security level even more and enable an option for all of the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option gives you better control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anyone faking your emails with the purpose of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable in case only your web site is on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by a different provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.