Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is employed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message is sent from one email, but to seem as being sent from another one, frequently with the idea to scam the recipient someway. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world have it. The record features all the e-mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted receiver. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the message won't be forwarded and it will be removed. Whenever you employ this service, it will stop third parties from sending spam e-mails that look as if they have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
When you host your domains in a cloud web hosting account with us and we handle the emails for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a separate section where you are able to see which domain names are already secured. For the ones that aren't, you can activate the SPF protection solution and configure a number of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your email addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, as well as to set a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. The last solution is the most secure one, and you can use it in the event that we take care of the email addresses for your domain names and do not use some other email service provider. The newly created records will be activated within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email using your addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the regular set of services that you will have with this type of hosting. Enabling the protection will require only several simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even if you've never employed such a feature before, you will not have any kind of issues. Employing a very easy to work with interface, you will only have to insert the info of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly created record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send out e-mail messages from a server different from the one you've entered. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, however when we handle your email messages, you'll be able to allow an additional level of protection by picking an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.