SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is used to validate if an email message was sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks whether it originates from an official server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but if it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you are e-mailing spam. This approach is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
The SPF protection function is available by default with each shared hosting plan that we supply and you will be able to use it without difficulty so that you can protect the e-mail addresses for each domain hosted within your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our hi-tech, and easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from emails made under the domain that you've selected. Your e-mail addresses can be managed by a different company, but if we manage them along with your website, you can also enable the option for your email messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This solution will provide you with improved security as solely our server will be approved to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any kind of difficulties with this particular service, you can contact our technical support team anytime and they will give you a hand immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard set of services that you will receive using this type of web hosting. Activating the protection will involve just several easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you haven't used this kind of feature before, you will not have any type of problems. Employing an exceptionally easy to work with interface, you'll only need to type in the info of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently made record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain and send out emails from a server other than the one you've typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, however if we manage your emails, you can enable one more level of security by picking an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support team can help you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.