SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another with the objective to scam in some manner the person getting it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic around the world, therefore they all will identify whether an e-mail message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second it is removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

The SPF protection function is available as standard with each web hosting plan that we offer and you can use it without any difficulty to protect the email addresses for any domain name hosted within your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the cutting-edge, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from emails generated under the domain name that you've selected. Your email addresses may be handled by some other provider, but if we take care of them in addition to your web site, you may also enable an option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This selection gives you greater security as solely our server will be permitted to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or if you experience any sort of issues with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew anytime and they will give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to secure your emails by enabling the SPF security service for any domain name in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous experience with these kinds of issues, you won't have any kind of problems to activate the security. The only things that you will need to do is to find a domain from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered worldwide only if they were sent from that particular server. In case your e-mail addresses are handled by us and not by some third-party provider, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain contains our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. In case you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our tech support team 24/7.