SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is designed to validate if an email message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the forging of email addresses generated with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this feature for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests whether it comes from an approved server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, but if it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address and make it appear as if you're distributing spam messages. This technique is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
When you host your domain names in a shared website hosting account with us and we handle the e-mails for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is accessible in its own section where you're able to see which domain names are already secured. For the ones that are not, you will be able to enable the SPF protection service and manage a number of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your e-mails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to set a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domains use our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, and you can use it when we take care of the emails for your domain names and you're not using some other e-mail supplier. The new records will propagate within 1 day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email by using your addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard collection of services that you will receive with this kind of website hosting. Starting the protection involves just a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you haven't employed this type of function before, you won't have any type of troubles. Using a very time and effort saving interface, you will just have to input the details of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to fake any email address for that particular domain name and send out e-mails from a server other than the one you have typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, yet when we manage your e-mails, you will be able to enable an extra level of protection by picking an option that emails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions about this service.