SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at blocking the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person opening it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is kept on all DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, so they all can identify whether an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second one it is removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
When you host your domain names in a shared hosting account on our end and we manage the email addresses for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for any of them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in a section of its own where you can view which domains are currently protected. For those that are not, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection solution and configure numerous things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to set a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domains use our MX records. The aforementioned option is the most secure one, and you can use it when we manage the e-mail addresses for your domain names and do not use some other email provider. The newly generated records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email by using your addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can benefit from the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional collection of services that you'll receive with this kind of website hosting. Enabling the protection requires only several easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you haven't used this kind of feature before, you will not have any type of troubles. Using a very user-friendly interface, you will simply have to type in the information of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently made record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any email address for that particular domain name and send out messages from a server other than the one you have entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, yet if we manage your email messages, you're able to activate one more level of security by picking an option that email messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any questions related to this service.