Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is used to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail address, but to look as being sent from a different one, generally with the objective to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally receive it. The record contains all the mail servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an email address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and in case its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target destination. If, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message will not be submitted and it will be discarded. Whenever you use this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam which look as if they have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
The SPF protection option is accessible as standard with every single cloud web hosting plan that we supply and you are able to use it with ease in order to secure the e-mails for each domain hosted in your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of our state-of-the-art, yet easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to enable the protection is to type the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out emails from email addresses created under the domain that you've picked. Your emails can be managed by a different company, but if we take care of them along with your web site, you may also activate the option for emails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This solution gives you improved protection as only our server will be authorized to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any questions or in case you have any troubles with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they'll help you immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to secure your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain in the account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with such issues, you won't have any kind of difficulties to enable the protection. All that you will need to do will be to choose a domain name from a drop-down menu then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed around the world only if they are sent from that server. If your email addresses are handled by our company and not by a third-party provider, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for emails to be sent only when the domain name includes our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. When you have any kind of questions about thisfeature, you will be able to get in touch with our support team 24/7.