SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is employed to verify if an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the counterfeiting of email addresses generated with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this attribute for a domain name makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time some email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests whether it comes from an official server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, but when it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you're sending spam. This technique is also termed email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
The SPF protection feature is accessible by default with each shared hosting package that we offer and you can use it without difficulty so as to secure the e-mails for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of the innovative, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from email addresses created under the domain name that you've selected. Your email addresses can be taken care of by a different supplier, but when we take care of them together with your site, you can enable an option for your emails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This solution gives you better security as just our server will be authorized to send out e-mails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any questions or if you have any troubles with this particular service, you can contact our tech support team at any time and they will give you a hand without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for every domain hosted in the account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these kinds of matters, you won't have any troubles to activate the security. Everything that you'll need to do is to pick a domain name from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be delivered around the world only if they were sent from that particular server. When your emails are handled by our company and not by some third-party provider, you will also be able to benefit from an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain features our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. If you have any questions related to thisfeature, you can contact our tech support team 24/7.