SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email faking. Basically, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another with the objective to scam in some manner the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, therefore they all will recognize if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second one it is removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

The SPF protection function is available by default with every single website hosting package that we supply and you are able to use it without any difficulty in order to protect the email addresses for any domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of our hi-tech, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from emails generated under the domain that you have picked. Your emails may be taken care of by another provider, but in case that we handle them along with your web site, you may also enable the option for your e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This feature will provide you with improved security as exclusively our server will be approved to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you have any sort of difficulties with this service, you can contact our tech support crew at any time and they will give you a hand immediately.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you can use the SPF protection feature as part of the standard collection of services that you will have with this kind of web hosting. Activating the protection will involve only several easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in the event that you have never used this kind of function before, you will not have any type of problems. Employing a very easy to work with interface, you will simply have to type in the details of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly generated record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any email address for that particular domain name and send messages from a server other than the one you've entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, yet if we manage your e-mails, you will be able to allow an extra level of protection by picking an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support team can help you 24/7 in case you have any questions regarding this service.