How to protect your email address from being spoofed? What is Sender Policy Framework?
Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, which is intended to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one e-mail, but to appear as being sent from a different one, typically with the idea to fraud the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide receive it. The record includes all of the mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an email address within the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and if the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted destination. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message will not be submitted and it will be removed. In the event that you employ this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails which look as if they have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Hosting
The SPF protection feature is accessible as standard with each and every hosting
package that we supply and you are able to use it without any difficulty in order to secure the email addresses for each domain hosted in your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of the revolutionary, yet intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type the IP of the email server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out e-mail messages from e-mails created under the domain name that you've selected. Your e-mails can be handled by some other company, but if we manage them together with your website, you can also activate an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This selection provides you with greater security as only our server will be approved to send emails from your mailboxes and you will have improved control. If you have any questions or in case you have any kind of difficulties with this service, you can contact our tech support crew at any time and they'll help you immediately.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server
account from us, you'll be able to use the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional group of services that you will receive with this type of website hosting. Enabling the protection involves just several simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even if you have never employed such a feature before, you won't have any type of problems. Through a really easy-to-navigate interface, you will only have to insert the details of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to forge any email address for that particular domain name and send messages from a server different from the one you have typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, still when we handle your email messages, you're able to allow an extra level of protection by picking an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support crew will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any questions regarding this service.