Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is used to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to look as being sent from another, ordinarily with the objective to scam the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world get it. The record includes all of the e-mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an email address part of the domain. When an email is sent, the first DNS server it goes to verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target receiver. When, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the particular domain, the e-mail message will not be forwarded and it will be discarded. In the event that you employ this service, it will prevent third parties from sending spam that seem to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our cloud hosting. This is performed from the section bearing the very same name and you can allow the protection for each and every domain part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. Using a very handy interface, all you need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can add several servers too, when needed. When your e-mails are handled by us, you may also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by putting a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. This option cannot be applied if your website is hosted with us, but your e-mails are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can greatly increase your online protection and stop other people from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with our semi-dedicated servers, offers you an incredibly easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF security service for every domain name that you host in your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that and you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses. If the e-mail messages are handled by us and not by a different provider, you are able to increase the protection level even more and enable an option for all of the outgoing e-mail messages to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option will provide you with more control and it'll eliminate any chance of someone faking your emails with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable when just your website is hosted on our innovative cloud website hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by some other service provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our technical support crew will help you 24/7.