SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another with the idea to scam in some manner the person getting it. When the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which has all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic internationally, so they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check 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 one it is discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
The SPF protection feature is available as standard with each and every web hosting package that we supply and you'll be able to use it without difficulty so as to protect the e-mail addresses for any domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of our innovative, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type in the IP of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send email messages from e-mails made under the domain name that you've selected. Your e-mail addresses can be taken care of by some other supplier, but in case that we manage them in addition to your web site, you may also enable the option for e-mails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This solution will provide you with greater protection as only our server will be authorized to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any questions or if you experience any sort of troubles with this service, you will be able to contact our tech support team anytime and they'll help you without delay.