SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is used to validate whether an e-mail message was sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a domain will prevent the counterfeiting of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain name makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send e-mails from mailboxes using the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks if it originates from an accredited server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet if it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you are e-mailing spam. This method is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection feature is accessible by default with each shared hosting package that we offer and you will be able to use it without difficulty so as to secure the e-mail addresses for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is managed through the Emails section of our state-of-the-art, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from emails made under the domain name that you've picked. Your e-mail addresses may be taken care of by another provider, but in case that we handle them along with your web site, you can also enable an option for your email messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This feature will provide you with better security as only our server will be approved to send out emails from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. When you have any kind of questions or if you have any sort of difficulties with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they will assist you in a timely manner.