SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending some message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the person receiving it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is kept on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, so they all will identify if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second it's discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
The SPF protection feature is accessible by default with each and every shared hosting plan that we supply and you'll be able to use it with ease to secure the email addresses for any domain name hosted within your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of the revolutionary, and easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from email addresses created under the domain that you've picked. Your email addresses may be handled by a different company, but if we handle them together with your website, you can also enable the option for your emails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This solution gives you greater protection as solely our server will be certified to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any kind of questions or if you have any issues with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they will help you without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection attribute is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated plans, so in case you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to activate this service without difficulty for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a very easy to work with interface, so you won't have to be tech-savvy in order to protected your e-mail addresses. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you've chosen. As a further option, we will also give you the ability to limit your outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even further by allowing email messages to be sent only if the domain name in question includes our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain should be managed on our end and not by a different company. By doing so you will have even superior control and there will not be any chances for any person to fake your e-mail addresses for harmful objectives.