SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic internationally, thus they all can recognize whether an email message originates from a valid server or not. The check is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

The SPF protection option is available by default with each shared web hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to use it without difficulty in order to secure the e-mail addresses for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the advanced, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from email addresses generated under the domain name that you've selected. Your e-mail addresses can be handled by a different company, but if we manage them in addition to your website, you can enable an option for your email messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This feature will provide you with greater security as only our server will be approved to send out emails from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any questions or in case you experience any sort of troubles with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they will give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the regular collection of services that you'll receive using this type of web hosting. Enabling the protection will involve just a couple of simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in case you have never used such a feature before, you won't have any kind of problems. Through an exceptionally user-friendly interface, you will just have to insert the info of the mail server that will be certified to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any email address for that particular domain name and send out e-mail messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, however when we handle your e-mails, you will be able to activate an extra level of security by choosing an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions related to this service.