SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is designed to verify if an e-mail message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the forging of emails created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send email messages from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time some email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests if it comes from an authorized server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however when it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you're sending spam. This technique is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection function is accessible as standard with each and every shared hosting plan that we supply and you can use it with ease in order to secure the e-mails for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of the innovative, yet easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the e-mail 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 messages from email addresses created under the domain name that you've picked. Your e-mail addresses may be managed by a different company, but if we take care of them in addition to your web site, you can also enable an option for your e-mails to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This option will provide you with superior security as solely our server will be approved to send email messages from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any questions or in case you have any issues with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our tech support team anytime and they'll help you without delay.