SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the individual getting it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, so they all will recognize whether an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second it is discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
The SPF protection feature is provided by default with each cloud web hosting plan that we supply and you are able to use it without difficulty in order to protect the e-mail addresses for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of our outstanding, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the e-mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out emails from e-mails created under the domain that you've picked. Your email addresses may be taken care of by another supplier, but if we manage them together with your site, you can enable the option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This solution gives you better protection as exclusively our server will be authorized to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any questions or in case you experience any sort of difficulties with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll assist you right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for any domain hosted in the account with just a few clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with these kinds of things, you will not have any problems to activate the protection. The only things that you will have to do will be to select a domain from a drop-down list and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered around the world only if they are sent from that particular server. In case your emails are taken care of by us and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to benefit from an option for emails to be sent only when the domain name features our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. When you have any kind of questions regarding thisfeature, you will be able to get in touch with our technical support team 24/7.