SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, which is designed to validate if an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will stop the counterfeiting of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests whether it originates from an accredited server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, however when it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody can mask an email address to make it look as if you are e-mailing spam messages. This method is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

The SPF protection feature is accessible by default with each shared website hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to use it without any difficulty in order to secure the emails for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of the state-of-the-art, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from email addresses created under the domain that you've selected. Your e-mails may be taken care of by a different company, but when we manage them in addition to your site, you can activate an option for e-mails to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This feature gives you greater security as just our server will be authorized to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any questions or in case you experience any difficulties with this particular service, you can contact our tech support team anytime and they'll give you a hand in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function is featured with all semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you can activate the service with ease for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a rather easy to use interface, so you don't have to be proficient in the use of computers to secure your e-mail addresses. You'll only have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send emails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you have chosen. As a further option, we will also allow you to control your outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even better by permitting emails to be sent only when the domain name in question includes our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain need to be handled on our end and not by some other provider. By doing so you'll have even better control and there will not be a chance for someone to fake your e-mail addresses for harmful activities.