SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another with the objective to scam in some way the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is stored on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic across the globe, so that they all will recognize whether an email message comes from a valid 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, and in the second it's removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
The SPF protection option is provided as standard with each shared hosting package that we offer and you'll be able to use it without difficulty so as to protect the e-mail addresses for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of the innovative, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send emails from e-mails created under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses may be taken care of by another company, but when we manage them in addition to your site, you may also activate an option for your messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This option will provide you with better protection as only our server will be authorized to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you have any issues with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they will assist you immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the regular group of services that you will receive with this kind of web hosting. Enabling the protection will involve just a few simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in the event that you haven't employed this type of function before, you will not have any kind of troubles. Using an exceptionally easy to work with interface, you will simply need to input the information of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly made record propagates, no one will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain and send email messages from a server different from the one you have typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, yet if we manage your e-mails, you can activate one more level of security by picking an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support crew will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any questions regarding this service.