Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is designed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail, but to appear as being sent from a different, typically with the idea to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a specific record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally receive it. The record includes all email servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if the sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. If, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message won't be submitted and it'll be discarded. In case you employ this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam messages which appear to have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
The SPF protection feature is accessible by default with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we supply and you are able to use it without difficulty in order to protect the e-mails for each domain hosted in your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of the advanced, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mails from emails made under the domain name that you have picked. Your emails may be managed by another supplier, but if we manage them together with your site, you can also enable the option for your emails to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This option will provide you with better security as solely our server will be approved to send emails from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. When you have any questions or in case you experience any sort of issues with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they'll help you right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can secure your emails by activating the SPF protection service for any domain hosted in your account with just a couple of mouse-clicks. This can be done from the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with such things, you won't have any kind of difficulties to enable the protection. The only things that you will need to do is to choose a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered globally only if they are sent from that server. In case your email addresses are taken care of by us and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to use an option for emails to be sent only when the domain includes our MX records and this is the most secure option. In case you have any questions about thisfeature, you can contact our technical support crew 24/7.