SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is employed to verify if an e-mail message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will stop the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain name creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks if it originates from an accredited server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however if it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it appear as if you are distributing spam. This approach is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Hosting

The SPF protection function is available as standard with each hosting plan that we offer and you can use it without any difficulty so as to secure the e-mail addresses for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of our state-of-the-art, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from e-mails made under the domain that you have selected. Your email addresses may be managed by some other supplier, but if we take care of them in addition to your web site, you may also enable the option for your e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This solution will provide you with even better security as exclusively our server will be authorized to send emails 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'll be able to contact our tech support crew at any time and they'll help you immediately.