SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at blocking the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic around the world, so they all can recognize if an email message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the email 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 its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
The SPF protection function is provided by default with each and every shared hosting package that we offer and you will be able to use it without any difficulty in order to protect the e-mails for each domain hosted within your account. The service is managed through the Emails section of the advanced, and 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. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send messages from emails generated under the domain that you have picked. Your email addresses may be taken care of by a different supplier, but when we handle them together with your website, you can activate the option for your emails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This solution will provide you with even better protection as only our server will be authorized to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any kind of questions or if you have any difficulties with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew at any time and they will give you a hand without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional group of services that you will receive using this kind of website hosting. Activating the protection requires just a few simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even in the event that you have never used this kind of function before, you won't have any kind of issues. Using a really user-friendly interface, you'll only need to insert the information of the mail server that will be certified to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently created record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain and send out e-mail messages from a server other than the one you've entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, but if we take care of your e-mails, you can enable one more level of security by choosing an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support team can assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.