SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is designed to validate if an email message is sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the forging of emails made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain name creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are permitted to send e-mail messages from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When some email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests whether it originates from an official server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet when it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an email address and make it appear as if you're e-mailing spam. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
The SPF protection option is available as standard with every single web hosting plan that we supply and you are able to use it with ease so that you can secure the email addresses for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of our hi-tech, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out messages from e-mails made under the domain that you've selected. Your e-mail addresses can be managed by some other supplier, but when we take care of them together with your web site, you can activate an option for your e-mails to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This feature will provide you with better security as only our server will be certified to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any questions or if you have any kind of issues with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they'll give you a hand without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional set of services that you'll get with this type of hosting. Activating the protection requires just a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even if you have never used such a feature before, you will not have any issues. Through a very intuitive interface, you will only have to enter the info of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to forge any email address for that particular domain and send emails from a server different from the one you have typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, still in case we handle your email messages, you are able to activate an extra level of security by picking an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.