SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at protecting against the so-called email faking. Essentially, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some way the person getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, thus they all can identify whether an email message comes from a legitimate server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional collection of services that you will have with this kind of web hosting. Enabling the protection requires only a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in the event that you haven't employed such a function before, you won't have any type of problems. Through an exceptionally easy to work with interface, you will just have to insert the info of the mail server that will be certified to send 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 counterfeit any e-mail address for that particular domain name and send out e-mails from a server different from the one you have typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, yet if we manage your e-mails, you'll be able to enable one more level of protection by selecting an option that e-mail messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support crew can assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions about this service.