SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, this means sending a message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic worldwide, so that they all will identify whether an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second one it's removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious objectives.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be authorized to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature will give you the best standard 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 in another place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can use the SPF protection feature as part of the regular collection of services that you will receive using this kind of hosting. Activating the protection involves just several easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you have never used this kind of function before, you won't have any type of problems. Through a very time and effort saving interface, you'll simply have to insert the details of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out e-mail messages from a server different from the one you have typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, still if we take care of your emails, you can activate one more level of security by picking an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions about this service.