SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail faking. Basically, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the individual getting it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic globally, therefore they all will identify whether an e-mail message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second it is discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
The SPF protection option is available as standard with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to use it with ease to secure the email addresses for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is managed through the Emails section of our innovative, albeit easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send messages from e-mails made under the domain name that you've selected. Your emails may be handled by some other provider, but if we manage them along with your website, you may also activate an option for e-mails to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This option will provide you with better security as just our server will be approved to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you have any kind of problems with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll help you immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which is included with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, offers you an incredibly easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF protection service for each domain name that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your e-mails. In case the email messages are managed on our end and not by a different supplier, you'll be able to boost the security level even further and take advantage of an option for your outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This option gives you increased control and it will eliminate any chance of anybody forging your emails with the objective of spamming and / or scamming people. It is not applicable in case only your web site is on our outstanding cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are managed by another provider. If you are not sure what options to pick, our tech support team will assist you 24/7.