SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, that is used to verify if an email message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain name creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies whether it originates from an official server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however if it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will mask an email address then make it look as if you're e-mailing spam. This technique is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided as standard with every single shared hosting package that we offer and you are able to use it without difficulty to secure the e-mails for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our hi-tech, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type the IP of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mails from emails generated under the domain that you've selected. Your e-mails may be managed by a different provider, but if we handle them together with your web site, you can also activate an option for messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This option will provide you with superior security as only our server will be permitted to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any questions or in case you have any kind of troubles with this particular service, you can contact our tech support team anytime and they will help you in a timely manner.