SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail faking. Essentially, 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 running for a domain name, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic all over the world, so they all will identify if an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second one it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from using your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you host your domain names in a shared website hosting account on our end and we handle the emails for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in a section of its own where you can see which domains are already protected. For those that are not, you will be able to activate the SPF protection solution and manage a variety of things during this process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to create a rule that messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. The last mentioned solution is the most secure one, but it can be used if we take care of the email addresses for your domains and you're not using some other email supplier. The newly created records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail by using your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you are able to employ the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional group of services that you'll receive with this type of web hosting. Starting the protection involves just several easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in case you have never used this kind of feature before, you won't have any type of issues. Employing a really intuitive interface, you will only need to input the details of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently created record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain and send out emails from a server other than the one you have entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, but if we handle your emails, you'll be able to enable one more level of protection by selecting an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.