SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at preventing the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the person opening it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic across the globe, so that they all will identify if an e-mail message originates from a valid server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for malicious objectives.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for each domain hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down menu and then enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be approved to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This feature will provide you with the top degree of protection, but it's not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain name are managed in another place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the regular group of services that you'll get using this kind of website hosting. Enabling the protection requires only several easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even if you haven't employed such a function before, you won't have any kind of troubles. Employing a very intuitive interface, you will only have to insert the info of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly created record propagates, no one will be able to fake any email for that particular domain name and send email messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, but if we manage your email messages, you can allow an additional level of security by choosing an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team can assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions about this service.