SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the individual opening it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is stored on all DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, therefore they all can identify whether an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from using your email addresses for malicious objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection function is accessible by default with every single cloud hosting package that we offer and you can use it without difficulty so as to protect the e-mails for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of the revolutionary, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server as well as 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 that you have picked. Your e-mail addresses may be handled by some other company, but if we handle them in addition to your website, you may also enable an option for your emails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This solution gives you better security as exclusively our server will be permitted to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. When you have any questions or in case you experience any kind of difficulties with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they will assist you immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to protect your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain name in the account with only a few clicks. This is done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with such issues, you won't have any kind of difficulties to enable the security. Everything that you will need to do is to choose a domain name from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered worldwide only if they're sent from that particular server. When your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us and not by some third-party supplier, you can also take advantage of an option for emails to be sent only if the domain name contains our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. When you have any kind of questions regarding thisfeature, you'll be able to get in touch with our support team 24/7.