SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email faking. Essentially, this means sending a message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the person getting it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which has all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, therefore they all can recognize if an email message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second it is discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from using your emails for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection option is provided as standard with each cloud hosting plan that we supply and you're able to use it without difficulty so as to protect the emails for any domain hosted in your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our innovative, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send email messages from emails made under the domain that you've selected. Your email addresses can be handled by some other provider, but if we handle them in addition to your website, you may also enable an option for your e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This selection will provide you with superior security as solely our server will be approved to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any questions or if you experience any issues with this service, you can contact our technical support team anytime and they'll assist you without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to protect your emails by activating the SPF security service for any domain name hosted in your account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with these matters, you won't have any kind of troubles to activate the security. The only things that you'll have to do will be 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 emails will be mailed around the world only if they're sent from that specific server. If your emails are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you can also activate an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only when the domain name has our MX records and this would be the safest option. When you have any kind of questions regarding thisfeature, you'll be able to contact our support team 24/7.