SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the person getting it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic internationally, so that they all can identify whether an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from using your emails for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
The SPF protection function is accessible as standard with each shared hosting plan that we supply and you are able to use it without any difficulty so as to secure the e-mail addresses for any domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our cutting-edge, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send messages from emails made under the domain that you've selected. Your e-mail addresses can be managed by some other company, but if we manage them along with your website, you may also enable an option for emails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This solution provides you with greater protection as exclusively our server will be permitted to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any questions or in case you have any troubles with this particular service, you can contact our tech support team at any time and they'll help you immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can protect your emails by activating the SPF security service for any domain in your account with only a couple of clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with such matters, you will not have any kind of difficulties to enable the security. The only things that you'll have to do will be to pick a domain from a drop-down list then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed around the world only if they were sent from that specific server. In case your email addresses are handled by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you can also take advantage of an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. In case you have any questions about thisfeature, you will be able to get in touch with our tech support crew 24/7.