Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is designed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message can be sent from one email, but to seem as being sent from another, usually with the idea to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a unique record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record features all e-mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an address within the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and in case the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target destination. If, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the particular domain, the e-mail message won't be forwarded and it'll be removed. Whenever you use this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam messages that seem to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
The SPF protection feature is accessible as standard with each shared hosting plan that we supply and you will be able to use it without difficulty to protect the emails for each domain hosted in your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our hi-tech, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type the IP 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 e-mails from email addresses made under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses can be handled by a different provider, but if we take care of them in addition to your website, you may also activate an option for emails to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This selection provides you with superior protection as just our server will be certified to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any problems with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew anytime and they'll give you a hand without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated servers, provides you with a really easy-to-use interface to enable the SPF protection service for any domain that you host within your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your emails. When the e-mail messages are taken care of by us and not by some other supplier, you are able to increase the security level even more and enable an option for all the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option will provide you with better control and it will eliminate any chance of somebody forging your e-mails with the objective of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable in case only your web site is hosted on our hi-tech cloud website hosting platform, while your emails are managed by a different provider. If you aren't sure what features to select, our tech support crew will help you 24/7.