SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is is intended to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the counterfeiting of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain name creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests if it comes from an authorized server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet if it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody will mask an email address to make it look as if you're distributing spam. This approach is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Hosting
The SPF protection option is provided as standard with each and every hosting plan that we offer and you are able to use it with ease so that you can protect the e-mail addresses for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of the advanced, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out emails from emails generated under the domain that you have picked. Your emails may be handled by a different provider, but in case that we take care of them in addition to your website, you may also enable the option for your messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This option provides you with greater security as exclusively our server will be permitted to send e-mails from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any difficulties with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew anytime and they will assist you without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard set of services that you will receive with this kind of web hosting. Starting the protection will involve just several simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even if you've never used this type of feature before, you will not have any type of problems. Employing an exceptionally easy to work with interface, you'll only need to type in the information of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send e-mail messages from a server different from the one you have entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but if we manage your e-mails, you're able to enable one more level of protection by picking 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 team can assist you 24/7 if you have any questions regarding this service.