Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is used to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email, but to appear as being sent from a different one, ordinarily with the objective to scam the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a specific record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record features all the email servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an address under the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and when its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target receiver. In case, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message will not be forwarded and it'll be removed. In the event that you employ this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam messages which appear to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available by default with each and every website hosting plan that we supply and you will be able to use it without difficulty to secure the emails for any domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of the hi-tech, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from email addresses created under the domain that you have picked. Your emails may be handled by some other supplier, but in case that we handle them along with your website, you may also enable the option for your messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This option provides you with improved security as exclusively our server will be permitted to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any questions or if you have any sort of difficulties with this particular service, you can contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll assist you in a timely manner.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF protection service for every domain hosted in your account with only a couple of clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with such issues, you will not have any kind of trouble to enable the protection. Everything that you'll need to do will be to find a domain name from a drop-down list and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent worldwide only if they were sent from that specific server. When your emails are taken care of by us and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to activate an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only if the domain features our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. When you have any kind of questions regarding thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our technical support team 24/7.