SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, that is designed to validate whether an email message is sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will stop the counterfeiting of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain name generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests whether it comes from an official server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet when it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will mask an email address to make it appear as if you're distributing spam messages. This approach is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
The SPF protection option is accessible as standard with every single shared website hosting package that we supply and you are able to use it without difficulty to secure the email addresses for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of our hi-tech, and easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. Once the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out email messages from e-mails created under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses may be taken care of by some other provider, but in case that we take care of them together with your website, you can also activate the option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This option gives you improved security as exclusively our server will be certified to send out messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any kind of questions or if you have any sort of difficulties with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they will give you a hand in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you can protect your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for any domain hosted in your account with just a couple of clicks. This is done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous experience with these things, you will not have any kind of trouble to activate the security. Everything that you'll need to do is to find a domain from a drop-down list then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed around the world only if they were sent from that particular server. In case your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us and not by a third-party supplier, you'll also be able to activate an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only when the domain name contains our MX records and the aforementioned would be the most secure option. In case you have any kind of questions regarding thisfunction, you'll be able to contact our technical support crew 24/7.