SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at stopping the so-called email forging. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the person opening it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic globally, thus they all will identify if an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second it is removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
The SPF protection feature is provided by default with every single web hosting package that we supply and you are able to use it without difficulty to protect the e-mails for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our hi-tech, yet easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from emails made under the domain that you've picked. Your e-mails can be managed by some other company, but if we handle them in addition to your site, you may also activate an option for your emails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This feature gives you improved security as only our server will be certified to send emails from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you have any troubles with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they will assist you without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to secure your emails by activating the SPF security service for any domain name hosted in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of issues, you will not have any trouble to activate the security. All that you'll have to do is to find a domain from a drop-down list and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered globally only if they were sent from that server. If your emails are handled by us and not by a third-party provider, you can also use an option for emails to be sent only when the domain includes our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. Should you have any questions related to thisfunction, you can get in touch with our support crew 24/7.