SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at blocking the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the person receiving it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic worldwide, therefore they all will recognize whether an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
The SPF protection option is provided by default with each cloud website hosting plan that we supply and you'll be able to use it with ease so that you can protect the email addresses for any domain hosted in your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our outstanding, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out messages from email addresses generated under the domain name that you have picked. Your email addresses may be handled by some other supplier, but if we manage them together with your website, you may also activate an option for your email messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This feature will provide you with greater protection as just our server will be certified to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you have any troubles with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they will give you a hand right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to protect your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for any domain in the account with just a few mouse-clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these things, you won't have any kind of troubles to activate the protection. All that you will have to do is to choose a domain name from a drop-down menu and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered around the world only if they were sent from that server. If your email addresses are handled by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you can also use an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain name includes our MX records and this would be the safest option. If you have any questions about thisfunction, you will be able to contact our support crew 24/7.