SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at preventing the so-called email faking. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from another with the objective to scam in some way the person opening it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic across the globe, thus they all can recognize whether an email message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection function is available by default with every single cloud hosting package that we offer and you are able to use it with ease in order to secure the e-mail addresses for each domain hosted within your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of the outstanding, and easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out messages from e-mails generated under the domain name that you've selected. Your emails can be taken care of by another company, but if we take care of them together with your site, you can also activate the option for your e-mails to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This selection provides you with even better security as exclusively our server will be approved to send email messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. When you have any kind of questions or if you have any kind of issues with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll help you in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name hosted in your account with just a few clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these things, you will not have any kind of trouble to enable the security. The only things that you will need to do will be to select a domain name from a drop-down list then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed globally only if they were sent from that server. If your e-mail addresses are managed by us and not by a third-party supplier, you can also take advantage of an option for emails to be mailed only if the domain name has our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. If you have any questions about thisfeature, you will be able to get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.