SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email forging. Essentially, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the person getting it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is stored on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, thus they all will recognize if an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second one it's removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
The SPF protection option is accessible as standard with each shared hosting plan that we supply and you'll be able to use it without any difficulty so as to secure the email addresses for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of the advanced, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type the IP of the e-mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mails from emails made under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mails may be handled by a different provider, but in case that we manage them together with your site, you can activate an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This solution will provide you with improved security as just our server will be approved to send out emails from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any questions or if you experience any problems with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they will help you in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can secure your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain hosted in your account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these kinds of matters, you will not have any troubles to enable the protection. All that you will need to do is to find a domain from a drop-down list and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered around the world only if they are sent from that specific server. In case your emails are handled by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you will also be able to activate an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain name contains our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. Should you have any questions about thisfunction, you can get in touch with our tech support team 24/7.