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 email and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic across the globe, thus they all will recognize if an e-mail message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second it is removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
The SPF protection option is available as standard with each shared hosting package that we offer and you are able to use it with ease in order to secure the emails for each domain hosted in your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of our advanced, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from e-mails generated under the domain that you have picked. Your e-mail addresses can be handled by another provider, but when we manage them along with your website, you can also activate the option for e-mails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This option provides you with superior security as just our server will be permitted to send emails from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any questions or if you have any sort of difficulties with this service, you can contact our technical support team at any time and they'll give you a hand in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the standard collection of services that you'll get using this kind of hosting. Enabling the protection involves just a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even if you've never employed such a function before, you will not have any kind of problems. Employing a very intuitive interface, you'll just have to insert the details of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to fake any e-mail for that particular domain and send messages from a server different from the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, however in case we manage your emails, you will be able to enable one more level of security by picking an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions about this service.