SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is is intended to verify if an email message was sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks whether it originates from an accredited server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet if it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you are sending spam. This method is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
The SPF protection feature is accessible as standard with each and every shared hosting package that we offer and you'll be able to use it without difficulty so as to secure the email addresses for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of the advanced, yet easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from e-mails created under the domain name that you have picked. Your e-mail addresses may be taken care of by a different supplier, but in case that we handle them along with your website, you may also activate an option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This option will provide you with even better protection as only our server will be certified to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any questions or if you experience any sort of troubles with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew at any time and they will help you without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for any domain name hosted in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of matters, you won't have any troubles to activate the security. The only things that you will have to do will be to choose a domain name from a drop-down list and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered worldwide only if they were sent from that server. If your e-mail addresses are handled by our company and not by some third-party provider, you can also activate an option for email messages to be mailed only if the domain name has our MX records and the latter is the safest option. If you have any kind of questions regarding thisfeature, you can get in touch with our support crew 24/7.