SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is designed to verify if an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain name creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers which are permitted to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through verifies if it comes from an official server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet if it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address to make it look as if you're e-mailing spam. This method is also termed email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection feature is accessible by default with each and every cloud hosting plan that we supply and you're able to use it with ease so that you can protect the emails for each domain name hosted in your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of our state-of-the-art, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out emails from e-mails made under the domain name that you've selected. Your e-mails can be taken care of by another company, but when we take care of them along with your web site, you can also activate an option for your emails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This solution provides you with greater protection as exclusively our server will be certified to send messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. If you have any questions or if you have any difficulties with this particular service, you can contact our tech support team anytime and they'll help you right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for any domain name in the account with just a couple of clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with these kinds of issues, you will not have any kind of difficulties to enable the security. The only things that you'll need to do will be to select a domain from a drop-down list and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be delivered worldwide only if they are sent from that particular server. If your emails are handled by us and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only if the domain has our MX records and the aforementioned would be the most secure option. Should you have any questions about thisfeature, you'll be able to contact our support crew 24/7.