SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at blocking the so-called email faking. Essentially, it indicates sending a message from one email and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some way the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, therefore they all can recognize whether an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second one it's removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection option is accessible by default with each cloud hosting plan that we offer and you can use it with ease so that you can secure the emails for each domain hosted within your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of the cutting-edge, and easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the email server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out email messages from emails made under the domain that you've selected. Your e-mail addresses can be managed by another supplier, but if we manage them along with your web site, you can enable the option for e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This option will provide you with superior protection as only our server will be approved to send out messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. If you have any questions or in case you have any troubles with this service, you can contact our tech support team anytime and they will give you a hand without delay.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, that comes with all of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, provides you with an exceptionally user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for each domain that you host in your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you will only have to type in the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. In case the emails are managed on our end and not by another supplier, you'll be able to increase the protection level even further and activate an option for all the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option will give you better control and it will eliminate any chance of anybody faking your email addresses with the purpose of spamming and / or scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your site is on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are handled by a different provider. If you are not sure what features to pick, our technical support staff will assist you 24/7.