SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email faking. In simple terms, this indicates sending some message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which has all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic worldwide, therefore they all can recognize if an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second it's discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

The SPF protection option is available by default with every single shared hosting package that we offer and you are able to use it with ease to secure the email addresses for any domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our outstanding, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from email addresses created under the domain name that you have selected. Your emails can be managed by some other company, but if we take care of them along with your site, you may also activate an option for your e-mails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This option provides you with better security as only our server will be approved to send out messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or if you experience any sort of issues with this particular service, you can contact our tech support team anytime and they'll give you a hand without delay.