SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one email and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some way the person opening it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is saved on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic globally, thus they all can identify if an email message originates from an authentic 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, but in the second it is discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection function is provided by default with each cloud hosting package that we supply and you're able to use it without difficulty so that you can protect the emails for any domain hosted in your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our innovative, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out email messages from emails made under the domain name that you have picked. Your email addresses may be taken care of by a different supplier, but in case that we handle them along with your web site, you can activate an option for emails to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This selection will provide you with even better protection as exclusively our server will be certified to send email messages from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any kind of questions or if you have any sort of issues with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they'll assist you right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain in your account with only a few clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with these issues, you won't have any kind of problems to enable the protection. The only things that you will have to do will be to find a domain name from a drop-down menu and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed worldwide only if they were sent from that server. In case your e-mail addresses are taken care of by our company and not by a third-party provider, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. If you have any kind of questions about thisfeature, you'll be able to get in touch with our support team 24/7.