SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, this means sending some message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, so they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second it is discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection option is available as standard with each and every cloud hosting plan that we supply and you will be able to use it without any difficulty in order to protect the e-mail addresses for each domain hosted within your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of the hi-tech, and easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP of the email server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from emails created under the domain name that you've selected. Your e-mails can be managed by another supplier, but in case that we manage them in addition to your web site, you may also enable the option for emails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This option gives you improved security as only our server will be permitted to send out emails from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. When you have any questions or if you experience any kind of troubles with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support crew at any time and they will give you a hand without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that is provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, offers you a very easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF protection service for each domain that you host within your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses. If the emails are taken care of by us and not by another supplier, you are able to raise the security level even further and activate an option for the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will give you increased control and it will eliminate any possibility of anybody faking your e-mails with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable if just your site is hosted on our advanced cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are handled by another provider. If you aren't sure what options to pick, our technical support crew will assist you 24/7.