SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the person opening it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, so they all will identify if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided as standard with each website hosting plan that we supply and you can use it with ease to secure the e-mail addresses for any domain hosted in your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our cutting-edge, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type the IP of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send email messages from emails made under the domain name that you have selected. Your email addresses can be handled by some other company, but in case that we handle them along with your site, you can also enable an option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This selection will provide you with superior security as exclusively our server will be certified to send emails from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you have any sort of problems with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew anytime and they'll assist you without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for any domain name in your account with only a few mouse-clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of things, you will not have any difficulties to activate the security. The only things that you'll need to do will be to pick a domain from a drop-down list and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed globally only if they're sent from that server. If your email addresses are taken care of by us and not by some third-party provider, you'll also be able to benefit from an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain has our MX records and this is the most secure option. When you have any questions about thisfunction, you can get in touch with our support crew 24/7.