SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one email and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the person opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic around the world, so they all will identify if an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection function is accessible by default with each cloud hosting plan that we offer and you can use it without difficulty in order to secure the e-mails for each domain hosted in your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of our innovative, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out messages from emails created under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses can be managed by a different company, but when we handle them along with your site, you may also enable the option for your emails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This feature gives you better protection as solely our server will be approved to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any questions or in case you experience any troubles with this particular service, you will be able to contact our tech support crew at any time and they will help you without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When 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 just a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done from 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 these kinds of things, you won't have any problems to enable the security. Everything that you will have to do is to choose a domain from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed worldwide only if they are sent from that specific server. When your e-mail addresses are handled by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to use an option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain name features our MX records and this is the most secure option. If you have any questions about thisfunction, you can contact our tech support team 24/7.