Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is designed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email address, but to appear as being sent from a different, usually with the objective to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a special record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers around the world have it. The record features all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an email address under the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and if the sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message will not be forwarded and it'll be removed. In the event that you use this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam messages that seem to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
The SPF protection function is provided by default with each and every website hosting package that we offer and you will be able to use it with ease so as to protect the e-mails for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our cutting-edge, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from e-mails created under the domain that you've picked. Your e-mails can be managed by another company, but if we handle them along with your site, you can also activate an option for emails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This option gives you better protection as just our server will be certified to send out emails from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. When you have any questions or if you experience any kind of problems with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they'll assist you in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as part of the standard group of services that you'll receive with this kind of hosting. Enabling the protection requires only several easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in the event that you haven't used such a function before, you won't have any troubles. Through a really easy-to-navigate interface, you'll only have to insert the details of the mail server that will be certified to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly made record propagates, no one will be able to fake any email address for that particular domain name and send messages from a server different from the one you've entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, yet in case we handle your emails, you are able to allow one more level of security by choosing an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support staff can assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions regarding this service.