SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the person opening it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic all over the world, so that they all will identify whether an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second it is discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
The SPF protection function is accessible as standard with each and every website hosting plan that we supply and you are able to use it without any difficulty so as to secure the emails for any domain name hosted within your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the revolutionary, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from e-mails made under the domain that you've selected. Your e-mail addresses can be managed by another company, but when we handle them together with your site, you can enable an option for e-mails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This solution gives you better security as exclusively our server will be authorized to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any questions or if you experience any kind of issues with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they'll assist you immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, that comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will provide you with an exceptionally intuitive interface to enable the SPF protection service for every domain that you host in your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your e-mails. If the e-mails are handled on our end and not by another supplier, you are able to raise the protection level even further and activate an option for all of the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option gives you more control and it'll eliminate any chance of anyone faking your e-mails with the purpose of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable if just your site is hosted on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by some other provider. If you are not sure what options to choose, our tech support crew will assist you 24/7.