SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at blocking the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, this means sending some message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the person opening it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is kept on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic all over the world, therefore they all can identify whether an e-mail message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
The SPF protection option is provided by default with every single website hosting plan that we supply and you are able to use it without difficulty so that you can secure the e-mails for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of the hi-tech, albeit easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from e-mails created under the domain name that you've picked. Your e-mails can be managed by a different company, but in case that we manage them along with your site, you may also enable the option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This feature provides you with better protection as only our server will be authorized to send messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. When you have any questions or if you experience any kind of troubles with this particular service, you can contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll help you immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The SPF protection feature is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you'll be able to use this service with ease for any of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a quite user-friendly interface, which means that you don't have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your e-mails. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you would like to be authorized to send out emails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you've picked. As a further option, we will also allow you to limit your outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even better by permitting email messages to be sent only when the domain involved features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name should be managed by us and not by some other company. In this way you'll have even better control and there will not be any chances for anybody to fake your email addresses for harmful objectives.