SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at protecting against the so-called email faking. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the idea to scam in some way the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic across the globe, so they all will recognize whether an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second one it is removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Hosting

The SPF protection feature is provided by default with each hosting plan that we supply and you can use it with ease to protect the emails for any domain hosted within your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of our revolutionary, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out emails from email addresses generated under the domain that you've selected. Your email addresses can be handled by some other company, but when we manage them in addition to your web site, you can activate an option for your e-mails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This selection gives you superior protection as exclusively our server will be authorized to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any questions or in case you experience any kind of difficulties with this particular service, you can contact our technical support team at any time and they will help you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function comes with all of the semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to activate this service with ease for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very intuitive interface, which means that you do not have to be tech-savvy to secure your email addresses. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send emails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you've selected. As a further option, we will also give you the ability to restrict the outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even better by allowing messages to be sent only when the domain name in question has our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name have to be taken care of here and not by some other company. In this way you will get even better control and there will not be any chances for anyone to forge your e-mails for malicious intentions.