SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is is intended to validate if an email message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the forging of emails created with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send e-mail messages from mail boxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies if it comes from an authorized server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet if it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you are sending spam messages. This method is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
The SPF protection feature is provided as standard with every single shared web hosting plan that we supply and you are able to use it with ease so that you can secure the emails for any domain name hosted in your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of our innovative, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from e-mails generated under the domain that you've selected. Your e-mails may be managed by some other supplier, but in case that we handle them together with your site, you can also enable the option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This selection gives you better protection as only our server will be approved to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you have any sort of troubles with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they'll help you immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the standard set of services that you'll receive with this kind of hosting. Starting the protection will require just several simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in case you haven't used this type of feature before, you will not have any kind of issues. Using a very time and effort saving interface, you'll simply need to type in the information of the mail server that will be certified to send messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently generated record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain and send out email messages from a server other than the one you've typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, but when we take care of your e-mails, you can activate an extra level of security by picking an option that e-mails 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 help you 24/7 if you have any questions regarding this service.