SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this indicates sending a message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual getting it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic globally, thus they all can identify whether an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second it's removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
The SPF protection option is provided as standard with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer and you can use it without difficulty so that you can secure the emails for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is managed through the Emails section of the state-of-the-art, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out email messages from emails made under the domain name that you have selected. Your emails can be handled by a different company, but in case that we manage them in addition to your website, you may also enable an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This feature gives you superior security as just our server will be authorized to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any questions or in case you have any problems with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they will assist you in a timely manner.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The SPF protection attribute is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you will be able to use this particular service with ease for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a very intuitive interface, therefore you will not have to be tech-savvy in order to protected your emails. You'll simply need to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the new record will be active for the domain name that you've picked. As a further option, we'll also give you the ability to limit your outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even further by allowing email messages to be sent only if the domain involved includes our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain need to be taken care of here and not by some other company. In this way you will get even superior control and there won't be any chance for anyone to forge your email addresses for malicious uses.