Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is used to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail, but to seem as being sent from a different, ordinarily with the idea to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a special record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record features all e-mail servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an e-mail address under the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and in case its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message won't be submitted and it'll be discarded. In case you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam that seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Hosting

The SPF protection function is accessible by default with every single hosting package that we offer and you're able to use it without any difficulty to secure the e-mails for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of the state-of-the-art, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mails from email addresses generated under the domain that you've picked. Your e-mails may be handled by another company, but when we manage them together with your website, you can also enable the option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This option provides you with better security as only our server will be permitted to send out messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you have any issues with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support crew 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 from us, you are able to protect your email addresses by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain name hosted in your account with just a couple of clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these kinds of issues, you won't have any kind of problems to enable the security. The only things that you'll need to do is to choose a domain from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered around the world only if they were sent from that specific server. If your email addresses are handled by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you'll also be able to benefit from an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name has our MX records and this is the most secure option. In case you have any questions related to thisfunction, you will be able to contact our technical support team 24/7.