SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email faking. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some way the person opening it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic globally, so that they all can recognize if an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second one it's removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
The SPF protection function is provided as standard with each and every shared website hosting
package that we offer and you can use it without any difficulty so as to secure the e-mails for each domain hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of the advanced, yet easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type the IP of the mail server plus its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from email addresses made under the domain that you've selected. Your emails can be taken care of by some other provider, but in case that we handle them along with your site, you may also activate the option for your e-mails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This option gives you even better protection as solely our server will be approved to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any kind of questions or if you have any sort of issues with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they'll assist you in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated plans
, will provide you with a very intuitive interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain name that you host inside your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. When the e-mails are managed by us and not by another provider, you'll be able to raise the security level even further and activate an option for the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option provides you with better control and it will eliminate any chance of anybody forging your email addresses with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable if only your web site is hosted on our hi-tech cloud web hosting platform, while your email addresses are handled by another provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our technical support staff will assist you 24/7.