SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at stopping the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Basically, this indicates sending a message from one email address and making it appear to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is created. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic globally, so they all will recognize whether an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second it is discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop any unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for each domain hosted in a shared web hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and to type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This option will give you the highest standard of security, but it is not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are taken care of in a different place. In either case, our 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 web hosting Control Panel, which is provided with all of our semi-dedicated servers, will provide you with a very user-friendly interface to enable the SPF security service for every domain that you host within your new account. A couple of clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you'll only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server that will be allowed to send messages from your e-mails. In case the e-mail messages are managed by us and not by another provider, you're able to raise the protection level even more and enable an option for all of the outgoing e-mails to be sent only if your domains use our MX records. This option will provide you with more control and it will eliminate any chance of anyone forging your e-mails with the purpose of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable when just your website is on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform, while your emails are managed by a different provider. If you are not sure what features to select, our technical support crew will help you 24/7.