SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from another with the idea to scam in some way the person receiving it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic worldwide, so that they all will identify whether an e-mail message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
The SPF protection feature is provided as standard with each cloud web hosting plan that we offer and you can use it with ease so as to protect the e-mail addresses for each domain hosted within your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our cutting-edge, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the email server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from email addresses made under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mails may be taken care of by a different company, but if we handle them in addition to your website, you can also activate an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This feature gives you improved security as exclusively our server will be certified to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any questions or if you have any sort of troubles with this particular service, you can contact our tech support team anytime and they will assist you immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for any domain hosted in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with such matters, you will not have any kind of troubles to activate the protection. Everything that you'll have to do will be to choose a domain from a drop-down list and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed around the world only if they are sent from that server. When your e-mail addresses are handled by our company and not by some third-party provider, you can also benefit from an option for emails to be mailed only if the domain includes our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. In case you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you'll be able to contact our support team 24/7.