SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at preventing the so-called email forging. Essentially, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the individual getting it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is stored on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, so that they all will recognize if an email message originates from a valid server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second one it is removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection feature is provided as standard with every single cloud hosting package that we offer and you can use it with ease so as to secure the email addresses for any domain name hosted in your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of the outstanding, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type the IP of the e-mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send emails from emails generated under the domain that you've picked. Your email addresses may be handled by a different provider, but in case that we manage them along with your website, you can also enable the option for your e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This feature gives you greater security as exclusively our server will be permitted to send email messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any questions or if you have any kind of issues with this particular service, you can contact our tech support crew at any time and they will help you right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that is provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, offers you an extremely easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF security service for any domain name that you host within your new account. A few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your emails. In case the emails are managed by us and not by some other provider, you'll be able to boost the security level even more and take advantage of an option for the outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will give you better control and it will eliminate any chance of someone counterfeiting your e-mail addresses with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable when only your web site is on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform, while your e-mails are managed by a different provider. If you aren't sure what options to select, our tech support crew will assist you 24/7.