Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is used to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one address, but to seem as being sent from another one, often with the idea to scam the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally have it. The record includes all the mail servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and when the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the target destination. When, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message will not be forwarded and it'll be discarded. If you use this solution, it will prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails that look as if they have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
The SPF protection function is accessible by default with each web hosting
package that we supply and you're able to use it without any difficulty to protect the emails for each domain hosted within your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the advanced, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mails from e-mails generated under the domain that you've selected. Your e-mails may be managed by another company, but if we take care of them along with your site, you may also activate an option for your emails to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This selection provides you with greater protection as only our server will be approved to send email messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any sort of difficulties with this particular service, you will be able to contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll give you a hand right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection attribute is featured with all of the semi-dedicated hosting plans
, so if you host your domain names in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you'll be able to activate this service easily for all of your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very easy to use interface, so you will not need to be tech-savvy to protected your e-mail addresses. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be allowed to send e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be active for the domain name that you've chosen. As an additional option, we also give you the ability to limit your outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even further by allowing messages to be sent only when the domain in question contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain name need to be handled on our end and not by a different provider. Thus you will have even better control and there won't be any chance for anyone to fake your e-mail addresses for malicious uses.