Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is employed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one email, but to look as being sent from a different one, ordinarily with the idea to scam the recipient someway. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, an exclusive record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide get it. The record contains all of the email servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the message won't be forwarded and it'll be removed. In case you use this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam messages which look as if they have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
The SPF protection option is available by default with every single shared web hosting package that we supply and you are able to use it with ease to secure the e-mail addresses for each domain hosted within your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of the hi-tech, and easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type the IP of the mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from email addresses created under the domain that you have picked. Your e-mails may be managed by some other company, but in case that we manage them together with your site, you may also activate an option for your e-mails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This solution gives you improved security as only our server will be permitted to send emails from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any issues with this particular service, you can contact our technical support crew anytime and they'll give you a hand right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to use the SPF protection feature as part of the standard set of services that you'll get using this kind of hosting. Enabling the protection will require just a couple of simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have never used this type of feature before, you won't have any troubles. Through an exceptionally intuitive interface, you will only need to type in the info of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the newly made record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email address for that particular domain name and send e-mails from a server other than the one you have entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, however if we handle your emails, you'll be able to enable an extra level of security by choosing an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions about this service.