SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at preventing the so-called email forging. Essentially, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual opening it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the web traffic globally, therefore they all will recognize whether an e-mail message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Hosting
The SPF protection function is accessible as standard with every single hosting plan that we supply and you're able to use it with ease to secure the email addresses for any domain hosted within your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of our hi-tech, yet easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP of the email server plus 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 created under the domain that you've selected. Your emails can be handled by a different provider, but in case that we take care of them together with your web site, you can also enable the option for your messages to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This selection provides you with even better security as just our server will be authorized to send emails from your mailboxes and you'll have better control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you experience any sort of problems with this particular service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they will help you without delay.