SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is used to validate if an email message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain name creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies if it originates from an approved server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, but if it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you're sending spam messages. This method is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Hosting

The SPF protection option is available as standard with each hosting package that we offer and you will be able to use it with ease so that you can protect the e-mail addresses for each domain hosted within your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of the cutting-edge, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the 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 email messages from email addresses created under the domain that you have picked. Your e-mail addresses may be managed by another provider, but in case that we take care of them in addition to your web site, you can activate the option for your email messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This feature gives you greater security as only our server will be certified to send out messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any questions or in case you have any difficulties with this service, you can contact our tech support team at any time and they will give you a hand right away.