SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is employed to confirm if an e-mail message was sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the counterfeiting of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain name creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks whether it comes from an authorized server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet if it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will mask an email address and make it look as if you're distributing spam. This approach is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
The SPF protection function is available by default with every single website hosting package that we offer and you're able to use it with ease so as to protect the e-mails for any domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of the hi-tech, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. The moment the protection is active, only this server will be able to send messages from emails created under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses can be managed by another supplier, but in case that we manage them along with your website, you can also activate an option for your e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This feature will provide you with even better protection as only our server will be permitted to send emails from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any issues with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they'll assist you right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you are able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional collection of services that you will get with this kind of web hosting. Starting the protection requires only a few simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even if you've never used this type of function before, you won't have any kind of problems. Using a really easy to work with interface, you'll only need to type in the info of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain and send out email messages from a server other than the one you have typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, but in case we handle your emails, you will be able to enable an additional level of protection by selecting an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support team will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.