SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at preventing the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the person receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic internationally, therefore they all can recognize whether an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second it is removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
The SPF protection feature is provided by default with every single shared web hosting package that we supply and you are able to use it without any difficulty in order to secure the emails for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the advanced, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out emails from e-mails created under the domain name that you have selected. Your email addresses may be managed by some other company, but in case that we take care of them together with your site, you may also enable the option for your emails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This selection will provide you with even better security as solely our server will be authorized to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any sort of difficulties with this service, you can contact our technical support crew anytime and they'll assist you immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to secure your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain name hosted in your account with just a couple of mouse-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 practical experience with such matters, you won't have any kind of problems to activate the security. All that you'll have to do will be to choose a domain name from a drop-down list and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed worldwide only if they were sent from that server. When your emails are handled by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to use an option for emails to be mailed only if the domain has our MX records and this would be the safest option. If you have any questions about thisfeature, you will be able to get in touch with our tech support crew 24/7.