Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is intended to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one email address, but to seem as being sent from another, ordinarily with the objective to fraud the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain, a special record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide get it. The record includes all email servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an email address within the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and when its sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted destination. When, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the given domain, the e-mail message won't be sent and it'll be removed. If you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam messages which appear to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
The SPF protection option is available as standard with each and every shared web hosting package that we supply and you are able to use it with ease so as to protect the e-mails for any domain name hosted in your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of the hi-tech, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the mail server and its hostname -, for instance. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out email messages from e-mails made under the domain that you have picked. Your e-mail addresses may be managed by a different company, but if we take care of them together with your website, you may also enable an option for your messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This option provides you with improved protection as solely our server will be authorized to send emails from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any questions or in case you have any difficulties with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they will give you a hand right away.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name in your account with just a few mouse-clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with such matters, you will not have any problems to activate the protection. Everything that you will need to do will be to pick a domain name from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. When the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent worldwide only if they're sent from that specific server. In case your e-mail addresses are handled by our company and not by some third-party provider, you will also be able to use an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only when the domain has our MX records and this is the safest option. Should you have any questions about thisfeature, you can contact our tech support team 24/7.