SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is is intended to verify whether an email message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the forging of emails created with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send e-mails from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever a new email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests if it comes from an authorized server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however if it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address and make it appear as if you're e-mailing spam. This method is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
The SPF protection option is available by default with each shared hosting package that we offer and you will be able to use it without difficulty so as to protect the emails for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is operated through 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 address of the mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from e-mails created under the domain name that you've selected. Your e-mail addresses may be handled by some other company, but if we take care of them together with your site, you may also activate the option for your messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This feature gives you superior security as solely our server will be approved to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any questions or if you have any kind of problems with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll help you right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to secure your emails by activating the SPF security service for any domain name hosted in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of issues, you won't have any kind of trouble to activate the security. The only things that you'll need to do is to select a domain from a drop-down list and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed around the world only if they're sent from that server. If your e-mail addresses are managed by our company and not by some third-party provider, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for email messages to be mailed only if the domain name contains our MX records and the latter would be the safest option. Should you have any questions about thisfeature, you can contact our support crew 24/7.