SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at blocking the so-called email forging. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the individual opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic across the globe, so they all will recognize if an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second it's discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to choose one of your domains from the drop-down list and enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be certified to send messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This solution will provide you with the top degree of protection, but it is not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are managed elsewhere. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional collection of services that you will get with this type of website hosting. Starting the protection will require just a couple of simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you haven't employed this kind of feature before, you will not have any problems. Through a really easy-to-use interface, you will just need to input the info of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently generated record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any email address for that particular domain name and send email messages from a server different from the one you have typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, but when we handle your emails, you are able to activate one more level of protection by selecting an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any questions regarding this service.