Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is employed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one address, but to seem as being sent from another, typically with the idea to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a special record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally receive it. The record features all of the email servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an address under the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and if its sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message will not be sent and it will be removed. In the event that you use this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam emails which appear to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
The SPF protection option is accessible as standard with every single shared web hosting package that we supply and you're able to use it without difficulty in order to secure the emails for any domain name hosted in your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the revolutionary, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send messages from email addresses made under the domain name that you have picked. Your e-mail addresses can be handled by another supplier, but when we manage them in addition to your site, you can also enable the option for your e-mails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This feature will provide you with better security as only our server will be permitted to send emails from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any questions or in case you experience any kind of difficulties with this service, you can contact our technical support team anytime and they will give you a hand immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for every domain name in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these things, you will not have any kind of troubles to activate the protection. Everything that you will have to do is to find a domain name from a drop-down list and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be sent worldwide only if they are sent from that specific server. In case your email addresses are taken care of by our company and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to activate an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain name features our MX records and the aforementioned would be the most secure option. Should you have any questions regarding thisfeature, you can contact our technical support crew 24/7.