SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is employed to confirm whether an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will stop the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests whether it originates from an accredited server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet if it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
The SPF protection option is provided as standard with each and every shared web hosting plan that we supply and you will be able to use it without difficulty so as to protect the e-mails for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of our state-of-the-art, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send messages from email addresses generated under the domain that you have picked. Your e-mails can be handled by a different provider, but if we manage them together with your site, you can also enable the option for email messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This selection provides you with superior security as solely our server will be permitted to send email messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any questions or in case you have any kind of difficulties with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew at any time and they'll assist you in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name in the account with just a few clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with these kinds of matters, you won't have any problems to activate the protection. The only things that you will need to do is to select a domain name from a drop-down list then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed around the world only if they're sent from that specific server. If your email addresses are managed by us and not by some third-party provider, you'll also be able to use an option for email messages to be mailed only if the domain name contains our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. Should you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you will be able to contact our support crew 24/7.