SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail faking. Essentially, this means sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, therefore they all will identify whether an email message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, and in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will stop all unwanted people from using your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to use the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard collection of services that you will have using this type of web hosting. Activating the protection requires just a couple of simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in the event that you've never employed such a function before, you won't have any type of issues. Employing a really easy-to-navigate interface, you'll simply have to input the info of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain name and send out e-mails from a server different from the one you've entered. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, however when we handle your emails, you'll be able to enable one more level of security by choosing an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only if the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff can assist you 24/7 if you have any questions related to this service.