SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at blocking the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the individual opening it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is placed on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic around the world, so that they all will recognize if an e-mail message comes from an authentic server or not. The verification is conducted at the 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 its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent all unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Website Hosting
The SPF protection option is provided as standard with each and every website hosting plan that we offer and you can use it with ease to secure the emails for any domain hosted in your account. The service is handled through the Emails section of our outstanding, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type the IP of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out emails from e-mails generated under the domain name that you have picked. Your e-mails can be managed by another company, but when we manage them in addition to your web site, you can also enable an option for your e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This solution provides you with greater security as solely our server will be permitted to send messages from your mailboxes and you will have better control. When you have any kind of questions or if you experience any sort of difficulties with this service, you can contact our tech support crew anytime and they'll assist you immediately.