SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is designed to validate if an e-mail message was sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain name generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send e-mails from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks whether it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but when it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you are sending spam. This technique is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection feature is accessible as standard with each shared hosting plan that we supply and you are able to use it without difficulty to protect the emails for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of the cutting-edge, and easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from email addresses made under the domain that you have picked. Your emails can be managed by some other supplier, but if we handle them together with your site, you may also enable the option for messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This solution gives you superior protection as only our server will be certified to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any kind of difficulties with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they'll assist you right away.