SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the person opening it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. 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 comes 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, and in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection function is available as standard with every single shared hosting plan that we supply and you will be able to use it without any difficulty in order to secure the emails for any domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of the advanced, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from emails made under the domain name that you've selected. Your emails can be taken care of by a different company, but in case that we take care of them along with your site, you may also activate an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This selection provides you with improved protection as exclusively our server will be authorized to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any kind of questions or if you experience any sort of problems with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew anytime and they will give you a hand without delay.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function is provided with all the semi-dedicated plans, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to activate this particular service without difficulty for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really easy to use interface, therefore you don't have to be tech-savvy to secure your e-mails. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be certified to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be active for the domain name that you've chosen. As a further option, we will also give you the ability to control the outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even further by permitting email messages to be sent only when the domain in question has our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain need to be handled by us and not by a different supplier. By doing so you will have even superior control and there won't be any chances for someone to forge your e-mail addresses for malicious activities.