SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, which is employed to confirm whether an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the forging of emails created with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain name creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time an email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests whether it comes from an official server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but if 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 e-mail address and make it look as if you are sending spam messages. This technique is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

The SPF protection feature is provided as standard with each and every shared website hosting plan that we offer and you can use it with ease so that you can secure the email addresses for each domain hosted within your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of our revolutionary, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send emails from emails created under the domain that you have picked. Your email addresses can be taken care of by some other provider, but if we take care of them along with your web site, you can also enable the option for e-mails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This selection will provide you with improved security as only our server will be permitted to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any kind of issues with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our tech support team anytime and they'll assist you right away.