SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, this means sending some message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic internationally, so that they all can recognize whether an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second it's removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

The SPF protection feature is provided by default with each and every website hosting plan that we offer and you are able to use it with ease to secure the email addresses for each domain hosted within your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the state-of-the-art, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send emails from emails made under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mails may be handled by some other company, but when we manage them together with your web site, you may also enable the option for your emails to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This selection provides you with improved security as exclusively our server will be certified to send out emails from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any questions or if you have any kind of problems with this particular service, you can contact our tech support crew at any time and they'll assist you right away.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that comes with our semi-dedicated servers, will provide you with an extremely user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for any domain that you host within your new account. Several 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 out messages from your e-mails. If the e-mail messages are taken care of on our end and not by a different supplier, you're able to increase the security level even more and enable an option for the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will give you increased control and it will eliminate any chance of anyone counterfeiting your e-mail addresses with the intention of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable when only your web site is hosted on our modern cloud hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are managed by another provider. If you are not sure what features to choose, our tech support staff will assist you 24/7.