Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is intended to stop the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail, but to seem as being sent from another one, ordinarily with the objective to fraud the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, a specific record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers around the world get it. The record includes all the email servers that are permitted to send valid messages from an address under the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and in case the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target destination. In case, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the specified domain, the e-mail message will not be sent and it'll be removed. Whenever you employ this service, it'll stop third parties from sending spam messages that look as if they have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our cloud plans. This is performed through the section with the same name and you'll be able to set up the protection for each and every domain part of our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you are able to include several servers too, if needed. When your email addresses are managed by us, you can also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by putting a limit that e-mails can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This solution cannot be applied if your website is hosted here, and your email addresses are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution will definitely improve your online security and prevent others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which is provided with all our semi-dedicated plans, offers you an extremely user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for any domain name that you host in your new account. Several clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that and you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send messages from your email addresses. If the emails are managed on our end and not by some other provider, you are able to boost the security level even further and activate an option for your outgoing email messages to be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This option provides you with increased control and it'll eliminate any chance of anybody faking your email addresses with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It is not applicable in case just your website is on our innovative cloud hosting platform, while your e-mail addresses are handled by some other provider. If you aren't sure what options to pick, our technical support team will assist you 24/7.