SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail forging. Essentially, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the person receiving it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is stored on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic across the globe, so that they all can recognize if an email message comes from a legitimate server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Hosting
The SPF protection function is accessible by default with each and every hosting plan that we supply and you will be able to use it with ease so that you can protect the email addresses for each domain hosted within your account. The service is managed through the Emails section of our advanced, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out email messages from emails generated under the domain that you've selected. Your emails can be taken care of by a different provider, but in case that we manage them together with your site, you can also activate the option for email messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This option gives you greater security as just our server will be authorized to send out messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any problems with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they'll assist you right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain name hosted in your account with just a couple of clicks. This can be done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with such issues, you won't have any kind of trouble to enable the protection. The only things that you'll need to do will be to choose a domain name from a drop-down list then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent globally only if they were sent from that particular server. If your e-mail addresses are handled by us and not by a third-party provider, you can also use an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain contains our MX records and the latter would be the most secure option. When you have any questions related to thisfunction, you will be able to contact our support team 24/7.