SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email forging. In simple terms, this indicates sending a message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another with the objective to scam in some manner the person getting it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic around the world, therefore they all will identify whether an email message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second it's removed and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
When you host your domains in a shared web hosting account on our end and we handle the e-mail addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for all of them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in its own section where you are able to view which domains are currently secured. For the ones which aren't, you can activate the SPF protection solution and configure a lot of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to create a rule that messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. The last option is the most secure one, and you can use it if we handle the emails for your domain names and do not use a different e-mail service provider. The new records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an email using your addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can use the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional set of services that you will have with this kind of hosting. Activating the protection requires just several easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in case you have never employed such a feature before, you won't have any type of problems. Through a really easy-to-use interface, you'll only need to enter the information of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly created record propagates, no one will be able to fake any e-mail for that particular domain name and send email messages from a server other than the one you have typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, yet when we manage your email messages, you'll be able to enable an additional level of security by picking an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support crew can assist you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.