SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, which is designed to verify whether an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the faking of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests whether it originates from an accredited server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet when it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it look as if you are sending spam. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Hosting
When you host your domains in a hosting account with us and we manage the email addresses for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in a separate section where you'll be able to view which domains are currently protected. For those that aren't, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection service and set up numerous things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to create a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. The last solution is the most secure one, and you can use it in the event that we manage the emails for your domain names and you are not using another email provider. The newly generated records will propagate within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email using your addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to use the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard group of services that you will have using this kind of website hosting. Starting the protection requires just a few simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even if you have never employed this type of function before, you won't have any kind of problems. Employing a very easy-to-use interface, you'll just need to enter the info of the mail server that will be certified to send out messages from your e-mail addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly generated record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email address for that particular domain name and send email messages from a server other than the one you have typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, however in case we take care of your emails, you are able to activate an additional level of security by picking an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support crew will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions regarding this service.