SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from another with the objective to scam in some way the person opening it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is stored on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic across the globe, therefore they all can identify whether an e-mail message originates from a valid server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
The SPF protection function is accessible by default with every single web hosting plan that we offer and you are able to use it with ease to secure the e-mail addresses for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of our hi-tech, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from e-mails created under the domain that you've picked. Your emails may be managed by a different supplier, but in case that we handle them together with your web site, you can activate the option for your e-mails to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This selection provides you with even better security as exclusively our server will be authorized to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any questions or if you have any sort of difficulties with this particular service, you can contact our technical support team at any time and they'll assist you in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection function comes with all the semi-dedicated hosting packages, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you'll be able to activate the service easily for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a really user-friendly interface, so you won't have to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mail addresses. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send emails from your addresses and right after that the new record will be active for the domain that you've selected. As an extra option, we also give you the ability to restrict the outgoing email messages and protect your mailboxes even further by permitting email messages to be sent only when the domain name involved contains our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name should be handled on our end and not by a different supplier. By doing so you'll get even superior control and there won't be a chance for anyone to counterfeit your e-mails for malicious intentions.