SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is employed to confirm if an e-mail message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will prevent the counterfeiting of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain name creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are permitted to send e-mail messages from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When an email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks if it originates from an accredited server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet if it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address to make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This method is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
The SPF protection option is provided by default with every single shared hosting plan that we supply and you're able to use it without any difficulty in order to secure the e-mail addresses for any domain name hosted within your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the hi-tech, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from e-mails created under the domain name that you've picked. Your e-mails may be managed by a different provider, but when we handle them in addition to your website, you can activate an option for your messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This solution gives you improved protection as solely our server will be certified to send emails from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. When you have any questions or if you experience any kind of issues with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they will assist you right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional collection of services that you will receive using this type of website hosting. Activating the protection will involve just several easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you've never employed this type of function before, you won't have any problems. Employing a very time and effort saving interface, you'll simply have to insert the info of the mail server that will be certified to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently generated record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send messages from a server other than the one you've typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, however if we handle your email messages, you're able to allow one more level of security by choosing an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support team can help you 24/7 if you have any questions related to this service.