SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the person getting it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which has all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic around the world, so they all will identify whether an email message comes from a valid server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second one it's discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious objectives.
SPF Protection in Web Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for each domain name hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a couple of mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to pick one of your domains from a drop-down list and to type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be certified to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution offers you the best standard of safety, but it's not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while your emails for the domain name are handled in a different place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes as standard with our Linux semi-dedicated servers, offers you an incredibly user-friendly interface to enable the SPF protection service for every domain that you host within your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia will be enough for that then you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your email addresses. If the e-mails are handled on our end and not by some other provider, you're able to boost the protection level even more and take advantage of an option for all of the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. This option will provide you with better control and it will eliminate any chance of anybody faking your e-mails with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your web site is hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by some other service provider. If you aren't sure what features to choose, our tech support staff will assist you 24/7.