SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, that is is intended to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the forging of emails made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When an e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks whether it comes from an official server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you are sending spam. This approach is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
The SPF protection feature is provided as standard with every single shared hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to use it with ease so as to secure the email addresses for each domain hosted in your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of our innovative, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out email messages from email addresses created under the domain name that you have picked. Your email addresses may be taken care of by some other provider, but if we take care of them together with your website, you can enable an option for your messages to be sent only if the domain has our MX records. This option will provide you with improved security as exclusively our server will be permitted to send out emails from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you have any problems with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they'll assist you right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for every domain hosted in the account with just a couple of clicks. This is done from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous experience with such matters, you will not have any kind of problems to activate the security. Everything that you will have to do is to select a domain from a drop-down list then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered globally only if they're 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 activate an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain includes our MX records and the aforementioned would be the most secure option. In case you have any questions related to thisfeature, you can contact our technical support crew 24/7.