SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is placed on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic around the world, so they all will identify whether an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second it is discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Hosting
The SPF protection function is provided as standard with every single hosting plan that we offer and you are able to use it with ease so that you can secure the email addresses for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of the outstanding, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out emails from emails created under the domain name that you have picked. Your e-mails may be taken care of by another company, but if we manage them along with your web site, you can also activate an option for your email messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This option will provide you with superior security as solely our server will be approved to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any questions or if you experience any issues with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew anytime and they will give you a hand immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with our semi-dedicated hosting, provides you with an incredibly intuitive interface to activate the SPF security service for every domain name that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send out messages from your email addresses. When the e-mails are managed by us and not by some other provider, you're able to raise the protection level even further and activate an option for the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option provides you with better control and it will eliminate any possibility of someone faking your emails with the intention of spamming and scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your site is on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by another service provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our tech support team will help you 24/7.