SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at stopping the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the person opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic worldwide, thus they all will identify if an e-mail message originates from a legitimate server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
The SPF protection feature is provided by default with each and every shared web hosting plan that we supply and you can use it without difficulty so that you can secure the email addresses for any domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of our hi-tech, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the email server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from e-mails created under the domain that you've picked. Your e-mails can be handled by some other supplier, but in case that we handle them in addition to your website, you can activate the option for e-mails to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This solution will provide you with better protection as exclusively our server will be authorized to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any questions or if you have any kind of issues with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they will give you a hand without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional group of services that you will have using this type of web hosting. Starting the protection involves only several easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you haven't used such a function before, you won't have any problems. Employing an exceptionally easy-to-use interface, you'll just need to input the details of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to fake any e-mail for that particular domain name and send messages from a server other than the one you have entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, yet in case we take care of your email messages, you can allow an additional level of protection by selecting an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support team will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.