SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at preventing the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is saved on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic across the globe, so that they all will recognize if an e-mail message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
The SPF protection option is accessible by default with each shared hosting plan that we supply and you are able to use it without difficulty to protect the e-mails for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of the cutting-edge, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from email addresses created under the domain name that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses may be handled by some other company, but if we take care of them together with your website, you may also activate the option for email messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This selection gives you better security as solely our server will be authorized to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any sort of difficulties with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew anytime and they will assist you in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with all of our semi-dedicated service, provides you with an exceptionally user-friendly interface to activate the SPF security service for any domain that you host within your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to enter 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-mail messages are taken care of on our end and not by a different provider, you can boost the protection level even further and enable an option for all of the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it'll eliminate any possibility of anybody faking your e-mail addresses with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable in case only your web site is on our innovative cloud web hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are handled by some other service provider. If you are not sure what options to pick, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.