SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at stopping the so-called email forging. Basically, this means sending some message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some way the individual receiving it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic internationally, so they all can recognize whether an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from using your emails for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
The SPF protection feature is provided as standard with every single shared web hosting plan that we supply and you'll be able to use it without difficulty in order to protect the emails for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is operated 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 address of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from e-mails made under the domain name that you have picked. Your e-mails can be handled by another supplier, but in case that we handle them together with your web site, you can activate an option for emails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This solution provides you with improved security as just our server will be permitted to send out messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any kind of questions or if you experience any kind of difficulties with this service, you can contact our technical support team anytime and they will assist you without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can protect your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for any domain in the account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these kinds of things, you will not have any kind of troubles to enable the protection. Everything that you'll need to do will be to choose a domain name from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent worldwide only if they are sent from that specific server. If your emails are taken care of by us and not by a third-party supplier, you'll also be able to activate an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain has our MX records and this would be the most secure option. In case you have any kind of questions about thisfeature, you'll be able to get in touch with our support team 24/7.