SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at stopping the so-called email faking. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual opening it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic worldwide, so that they all will recognize if an email message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is done at the very 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 removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

The SPF protection function is available as standard with each website hosting package that we offer and you can use it without difficulty so that you can secure the emails for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our cutting-edge, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from e-mails generated under the domain name that you've selected. Your emails may be taken care of by a different supplier, but in case that we manage them along with your website, you can activate an option for your email messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This selection gives you even better security as just our server will be authorized to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any questions or if you have any problems with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew anytime and they'll help you immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which is provided with all of our semi-dedicated servers, will provide you with an incredibly intuitive interface to activate the SPF security service for each domain name that you host in your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send out messages from your emails. When the email messages are managed on our end and not by another supplier, you'll be able to boost the protection level even more and activate an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option gives you more control and it will eliminate any chance of somebody forging your emails with the purpose of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable when just your web site is hosted on our outstanding cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by a different provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our technical support staff will help you 24/7.