SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the person getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, thus they all can recognize whether an e-mail message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second it is discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host your domains in a cloud web hosting account with us and we manage the emails for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a section of its own where you can view which domain names are currently secured. For those that aren't, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection option and configure a number of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to create a rule that emails can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. The last solution is the most secure one, and it can be used if we take care of the e-mail addresses for your domains and do not use a different email service provider. The newly generated records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message using your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the standard set of services that you'll receive using this kind of website hosting. Activating the protection involves just several easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you haven't used this type of feature before, you won't have any kind of troubles. Through an exceptionally intuitive interface, you will only have to type in the information of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently generated record propagates, nobody will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain and send email messages from a server different from the one you have entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, however in case we handle your emails, you'll be able to allow an extra level of security by selecting an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff can help you 24/7 if you have any questions related to this service.