SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one email and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the person opening it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic globally, so they all will recognize if an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second one it's removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
The SPF protection option is accessible as standard with each and every shared website hosting plan that we offer and you can use it without difficulty so as to protect the e-mail addresses for any domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is managed through the Emails section of the outstanding, yet easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out messages from email addresses created under the domain that you've picked. Your e-mails may be taken care of by a different company, but in case that we handle them in addition to your site, you can also activate an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This feature will provide you with better protection as just our server will be approved to send out messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any kind of questions or if you experience any kind of troubles with this particular service, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they'll assist you without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as part of the regular group of services that you will have using this type of hosting. Enabling the protection requires just a couple of simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you have never used such a function before, you won't have any kind of problems. Through a really intuitive interface, you'll just have to enter the details of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly generated record propagates, no one will be able to forge any email address for that particular domain and send out messages from a server different from the one you have entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, still when we manage your email messages, you're able to enable an extra level of protection by choosing an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff can assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions related to this service.