SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is used to confirm if an email message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will stop the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are permitted to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies whether it originates from an authorized server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet when it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it look as if you are e-mailing spam. This method is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

When you host your domain names in a web hosting account with us and we manage the emails for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for them with several clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in a section of its own where you are able to see which domains are currently protected. For those which aren't, you will be able to enable the SPF protection solution and manage a number of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to set a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. The aforementioned choice is the most secure one, but you can use it when we handle the e-mail addresses for your domain names and you are not using another email provider. The newly generated records will propagate within 1 day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in a message using your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the regular group of services that you will receive using this type of website hosting. Activating the protection will require just a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in case you haven't used this kind of function before, you won't have any troubles. Using a very user-friendly interface, you'll just have to type in the info of the mail server that will be certified to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently generated record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any e-mail for that particular domain name and send emails from a server different from the one you have typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, but if we take care of your emails, you are able to activate an additional level of security by selecting an option that email messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support team can help you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.