SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email forging. Basically, this means sending a message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic all over the world, thus they all will identify whether an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second it is discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
When you host your domains in a shared web hosting account on our end and we handle the email addresses for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service can be found in a section of its own where you'll be able to view which domains are already secured. For those that aren't, you will be able to enable the SPF protection service and set up a number of things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to set a rule that emails can be sent only when your domain names use our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, but it can be used if we manage the emails for your domain names and you're not using a different email service provider. The new records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an e-mail by using your email addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection feature is available with all of the semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to use the service with ease for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very intuitive interface, so you do not have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to protected your email addresses. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send out e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be activated for the domain that you've chosen. As an extra option, we will also give you the ability to restrict your outgoing email messages and secure your mailboxes further by permitting emails to be sent only when the domain name in question features our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain need to be managed on our end and not by some other provider. Thus you will enjoy even superior control and there will not be any chances for any person to fake your emails for harmful objectives.