SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is used to verify if an e-mail message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the forging of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever an e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks whether it originates from an approved server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, however if it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will mask an email address then make it look as if you're e-mailing spam messages. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting

The SPF protection option is provided as standard with each and every shared website hosting plan that we offer and you are able to use it without difficulty to protect the email addresses for any domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of the outstanding, yet easy to work with 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 out emails from email addresses created under the domain that you have selected. Your email addresses may be managed by a different provider, but in case that we manage them in addition to your website, you may also activate an option for your email messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This selection gives you even better protection as exclusively our server will be authorized to send messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any kind of questions or if you have any kind of difficulties with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they will give you a hand right away.