Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is employed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email, but to look as being sent from a different, typically with the idea to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally receive it. The record contains all of the email servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an e-mail address under the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target receiver. When, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the email message will not be submitted and it'll be discarded. In the event that you use this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam emails which look as if they have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

The SPF protection function is accessible as standard with each shared web hosting package that we supply and you'll be able to use it with ease to secure the e-mails for any domain hosted within your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of our outstanding, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send messages from emails made under the domain that you've selected. Your e-mails may be handled by a different supplier, but when we manage them along with your website, you can activate the option for your messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This selection will provide you with even better protection as just our server will be authorized to send out messages from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any questions or in case you have any difficulties with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they will assist you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can protect your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for every domain name in the account with just a few mouse-clicks. This is done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these things, you will not have any problems to enable the security. All that you will have to do is to select a domain name from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed globally only if they're sent from that particular server. In case your emails are taken care of by us and not by a third-party provider, you can also use an option for emails to be sent only if the domain name contains our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. In case you have any kind of questions related to thisfeature, you'll be able to contact our technical support team 24/7.