SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is designed to verify if an e-mail message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will stop the forging of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks if it comes from an authorized server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet when it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will mask an email address and make it appear as if you're distributing spam. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
If you host your domains in a shared hosting account with us and we manage the emails for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for any of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in its own section where you'll be able to view which domains are currently protected. For those which aren't, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection solution and configure a variety of things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to create a rule that messages can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. The last mentioned option is the most secure one, and it can be used if we take care of the e-mail addresses for your domain names and do not use another e-mail supplier. The newly created records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email using your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to employ the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard set of services that you will get using this kind of web hosting. Activating the protection involves just a few easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in case you have never employed this type of feature before, you will not have any kind of troubles. Employing an exceptionally user-friendly interface, you'll simply have to type in the details of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly generated record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email address for that particular domain name and send out e-mails from a server other than the one you have typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, however when we manage your e-mails, you'll be able to activate one more level of protection by picking an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support crew will be able to help you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.