SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, this means sending a message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some way the person getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, so that they all will identify whether an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection feature is available by default with every single cloud hosting plan that we supply and you'll be able to use it with ease to secure the email addresses for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of our cutting-edge, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from emails generated under the domain name that you've picked. Your e-mails may be taken care of by a different provider, but if we handle them together with your website, you may also activate the option for your e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This selection provides you with even better security as only our server will be permitted to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. When you have any questions or in case you experience any sort of difficulties with this service, you can contact our technical support team anytime and they will help you in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can secure your emails by activating the SPF security service for any domain in the account with just a couple of clicks. This is done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with such issues, you won't have any difficulties to activate the security. Everything that you'll have to do will be to find a domain name from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed worldwide only if they are sent from that specific server. When your emails are managed by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you'll also be able to activate an option for emails to be sent only if the domain name contains our MX records and this is the safest option. In case you have any questions regarding thisfeature, you'll be able to get in touch with our tech support crew 24/7.