SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is used to confirm if an email message is sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the forging of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies if it comes from an accredited server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you are e-mailing spam. This technique is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection function is accessible as standard with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer and you're able to use it without any difficulty in order to protect the e-mails for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of our advanced, albeit easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the email server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out messages from emails generated under the domain that you've picked. Your e-mails may be taken care of by some other provider, but in case that we manage them together with your site, you may also enable an option for your email messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This option will provide you with superior protection as just our server will be authorized to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any questions or if you experience any troubles with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they'll assist you without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated servers, will provide you with an extremely intuitive interface to activate the SPF security service for any domain name that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your emails. When the email messages are managed on our end and not by another provider, you're able to increase the security level even further and benefit from an option for the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option provides you with more control and it will eliminate any possibility of someone faking your emails with the intention of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable when only your website is hosted on our outstanding cloud web hosting platform, while your e-mails are handled by a different service provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our tech support team will help you 24/7.