SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at stopping the so-called email faking. Basically, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the person getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, thus they all will identify whether an e-mail message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is performed at the very 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 reaches the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from using your emails for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
The SPF protection function is available by default with each shared hosting plan that we offer and you can use it with ease so that you can secure the email addresses for each domain hosted in your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our revolutionary, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out messages from emails generated under the domain name that you have selected. Your email addresses may be taken care of by some other company, but in case that we manage them together with your web site, you can also activate an option for e-mails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This option gives you greater security as exclusively our server will be authorized to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any kind of questions or if you have any kind of issues with this service, you can contact our tech support team anytime and they will help you right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain name in your account with just a few clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with such matters, you won't have any kind of difficulties to activate the security. Everything that you will need to do is to choose a domain name from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent globally only if they are sent from that server. When your email addresses are managed by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to activate an option for emails to be sent only if the domain includes our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. When you have any questions about thisfunction, you'll be able to contact our support team 24/7.