SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Basically, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another with the idea to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which has all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic worldwide, thus they all will identify if 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 message is forwarded, but in the second it's discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
The SPF protection feature is available as standard with each and every shared website hosting package that we supply and you're able to use it without any difficulty so that you can secure the e-mails for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our innovative, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type the IP of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. As soon as the protection is active, only this server will be able to send email messages from e-mails created under the domain name that you've selected. Your emails can be taken care of by some other provider, but in case that we handle them along with your site, you can activate an option for your messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This selection will provide you with better protection as exclusively our server will be approved to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any kind of questions or if you experience any kind of troubles with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support crew at any time and they'll give you a hand in a timely manner.